More Evil Than Google?

No matter how many times Google chants its “Don’t be evil” mantra, its critics just won’t disappear. In fact, the crowd of detractors who see Google as the Mountain View monster is only growing: Last month, Privacy International placed Google dead last in its evaluation of Internet service companies in terms of consumer data protection, labeling the search giant “hostile to privacy.” The Federal Trade Commission is investigating whether Google’s acquisition of DoubleClick constitutes a monopoly, and the company faces a $1 billion lawsuit from Viacom for YouTube’s alleged copyright infringement.

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