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Meet the man whose job it is to reassure people that Google search isn’t evil

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He’s not doing a good job.

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17 points · 2 months ago

Just saying if google ever wanted to blackmail politicians they could absolutely destroy any politician with their search history

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By their fruit ye shall know them.

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2 points · 2 months ago · edited 2 months ago

Question is, is HE evil? Prove it.

Edit: grammar.

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Now they have to hire a guy to insure us that he’s not evil

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Now they have to hire a proofreader

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Google is thoroughly evil, and has been since the moment they became an advertising company instead of a technology company.

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3 points · 2 months ago · edited 2 months ago

But... they have always been an advertising company. When they went public in 2004, only 1% of their revenue came from non-advertising sources. Now that's 13% because they've diversified out a bit.

If anything, they started off as an advertising company and became a technology company.

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It was founded in 1998, and certainly not as an advertising company. That they went public basically just reinforces my point: it's all about the Benjamins.

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Of course they're in it to make money, they're a company not a charity.

What are you claiming their revenue stream in 1998 was, if not advertising?

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