In other words Honan might be right that Google has violated its
own definition of evil, but doesn’t it matter that every one of
its rivals also routinely violates Google’s definition of evil?
Wouldn’t that suggest that it’s the definition of “evil” that
needs updating, rather than Google’s own behavior, which seems
perfectly in line with that of its rivals? If you’re going to
knock Google for its ethics, you’d have a hard time conducting
transactions with any tech entity other than Wikipedia and
Craigslist. You’d have an especially hard time explaining people’s
crazy love for Apple.
It’s not that Google is evil. It’s that they’re hypocrites. That’s the difference between Google and its competitors.