Google’s Shameful Conduct in Kenya

This whole story is pretty damning.

Big companies are made up of a lot of people. Sometimes, despite the best efforts of the people in charge, bad apples get mixed in that group. This story, however, feels different. Google was scraping the database from multiple countries and had an organized group of callers defaming Mocality. I remember shivering a little when I first heard Google’s company motto, “Don’t be evil”. It seems every time I meet someone who goes out of their way to tell me how ethical and righteous they are, I inevitably find that when given a chance, they are first ones to screw someone over.

I’m sure Google will have an explanation for this. Maybe their explanation will even make sense. I’m looking at this as another datapoint as I distance myself (and my data) from Google servers.

via Daring Fireball