Saturday, 4 April 2009

Don't be evil

The whole internet appears to be ridiculing the Milton Keynes residents who blocked the driver of a Google Street View car when he started taking photographs of their homes.

American commentators found it ironic that we are were concerned about Google invading our privacy when we fall under the gaze of CCTV more frequently than any other nation.

Some people have more faith in Google than they have in elected and accountable government, which is odd considering Google’s track record. Let’s not even talk about their complicity in suppression of free expression in China or their cookie policy. To many people the internet is Google: Chrome, Gmail, YouTube, Blogger, Reader, Docs and now Maps. Maybe Google’s too powerful and needs to be broken up – who’s watching Google?

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