"GOOGLE'S PR HISSY FIT"
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 News.com 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. (full post)