Google After “Don’t Be Evil”

If you are a conservative wondering what happened to your web traffic and search engine ranking, this probably doesn’t come as a surprise.  From ZDNet, “Google erases ‘Don’t be evil’ from code of conduct after 18 years“.

As spotted by Gizmodo, the phrase was dropped from the preface of Google’s code of conduct in late April or early May.

Until then, ‘Don’t be evil’ were the first words of the opening and closing sentences of Google’s code of conduct and have been part of it since 2000.

“The Google Code of Conduct is one of the ways we put ‘Don’t be evil’ into practice. It’s built around the recognition that everything we do in connection with our work at Google will be, and should be, measured against the highest possible standards of ethical business conduct.”

Poof! Google disappeared the concept of not being evil.  Now they just have “[a high bar] for practical as well as aspirational reasons.”  I’m not so sure that is very reassuring.

   
   

This MotherZucker Is Peeping On All Your Stuff

Mark MotherZucker
   
   

Facebook Is Watching You

Coy little bastards, aren’t they?
   
   

Another Bad Two Weeks For “The Zuck” And The Big Faceplant Book

So what’s a mere $73.5 Billion among ‘friends’. Heh.

YCharts Facebook Market Cap

March 29, 2018 464.19B
March 28, 2018 444.55B
March 27, 2018 442.20B
March 26, 2018 464.97B
March 23, 2018 463.03B
March 22, 2018 479.01B
March 21, 2018 492.08B
March 20, 2018 488.48B
March 19, 2018 501.29B
March 16, 2018 537.69B
   
   

Hey Wiretap! Make Me Some Pancakes

And all Winston Smith ever got was rats….

Room 101 – “1984”

   
   

1984 – Your Book Cover Is Watching You

Or you can listen to your ‘Book Cover’ here.