Monday, August 8, 2005


Dan Gillmor calls out Google and refers to their lack of maturity in a recent situation with the press:

Google got into a snit over this CNET article, which graphically showed how the company's claims to believe in people's privacy are, at best, in a delicate balance with its voracious appetites for collecting and indexing information. The CNET piece showed what searches on Google and other databases turned up about the company's CEO, Eric Schmidt -- information that was hardly surprising or all that personal, but which nonetheless illustrated the point.
Some bloggers are calling Google ugly names as a result of its ill-considered move, as if it overturns the corporate "don't be evil" motto. Nah. Google is a young company. We shouldn't be surprised that it sometimes acts its age.
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