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Sorry, but google are the furthest thing from benevolent. It's all about data collection to spew more adverts at people.

"Don't be evil... to our shareholders."




Yes, the fact that they're doing nothing bad to their customers today is an evil conspiracy to hide the fact that they want to do something bad to their customers. Makes sense.

> It's all about data collection to spew more adverts at people.

The way they do this is the single most ethical way of doing advertisements. Non-intrusive and trying to predict what you actually need. They're pursuing the ultimate goal of good advertising, i.e. connecting your needs to the best way to satisfy them, but hell, they're evil.

We can discuss side effects and externalities of their data collection, but that's a completely different thing than assuming malice.


Data collection isn't for advertising exclusively. It builds profiles that can be sold to third parties who will use that information to redline demographics. For instance health insurance companies and banks.




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