The Word Is ‘Hypocrisy’

Farhad Manjoo:

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.

Wednesday, 4 April 2012

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