Skip to comments.Google Wants To Interrogate CNET Journalist To Find Out Who Ratted On Eric Schmidt*
Posted on 03/28/2010 8:45:46 AM PDT by george76
What was that we were hearing a few days ago from Google about the importance of free speech, protection from tyranny, etc.?
We take it that this moral crusade doesn't include support for a free press.
"An attorney for Google and YouTube indicated today that the Web giants may call a prominent tech reporter to the witness stand in an effort to reveal who leaked the journalist confidential documents from the ongoing Viacom and Premier League copyright cases."
the enormously public stance and actions Google is taking right now to protest censorship and government control over the media in China, in contrast to which the desire to force a reporter to reveal sources seemed ironic.
(Excerpt) Read more at businessinsider.com ...
"..Google Fleet: Through a partnership with Enterprise Rent-A-Car, the Google Fleet is a program designed to support alternative commuting through a free car-sharing program that will be offered to Google employees. The program will eventually expand to include 100 plug-ins as they become available..."
"..For $1.3 million a year, Larry Page and Sergey Brin get to park their customized wide-body Boeing 767-200, as well as two other jets used by top Google executives, on Moffett Field, an airport run by NASA that is generally closed to private aircraft..."
They are hypocrites.
Google is an illegal monopoly and should be broken up immediately. We are allowing a single organization to run the internet and censor the content thereon with impunity.
Yup. There you go.
Those of you who do, go ahead and keep using Google.
Al Gore and his wallet thank you!
The trouble is they are the best search engine by far. One simply has to realize they will filter according to their ideology. They do back off from time to time if called on it.
Exactly how is Google a monopoly? There are 100’s of other search engines on the internet. They are not Censoring the internet (The raw pages) but what they can do is change their database so certain pages are not found in their search. They have no public service responsibility they are for profit company, and they can and should evolve their product to how they deem it should be.
Now I’m no Google fan but that’s besides the point, they are a company, but they certainly are not a monopoly. We have choices, and just because some have deemed that those choices aren’t the best doesn’t make Google a monopoly.
Just my .02
Well, thank goodness you still have Google, huh?
the Chinese-owned Baidu is at par $$ wise vs Google. Bing is close but I agree, Google gets my search queries ‘close enough” to my original query.
Then again, they are a monopoly and needs compeition. I use scroogle on occassions to find terms which are anti-Google and for the privacy.
I googled the results I posted. You should google yourself...often.
The only way they diminish is if someone finds a better solution. So far no one has. It is only near a monopoly because the others are so much weaker.
Though I don't like google statements to the fact that they are a monopoly are factually wrong and muddle the discourse.
There are many other search engines and its easy to use any of them if you wish.
If the EU gets their way and make Google cough up their “mysterious algorithm” for “monopoly’s” sake, then all bets are off. There was a story that the Chicoms were able to hack and steal that algorithm because one employee at Google left his pc on at Google HQ and they were able to extract it..
No matter how many times Google thumbs their nose at China, the Chinese govt are more petty and insidious than your run of the mill liberal Dem.
My sister works in Hong Kong for a multinational company so she knows how they operate. Google blew their chance and their childish behavior is just theater. In Chinese culture, Google’s antics are a sign of weakness. Check out Baidu (the Chinese Google) vs Google stock..it’s almost matched..that’s why Google are whining.
I went to Baidu.com and it is in Chinese. I don’t know how to set it to english if that is possible.
Oh sorry, what I meant was Google “Baidu stock price”, then Google ‘google stock price’..
Baidu Share Price Eclipses Google’s For The First Time
Google co-founder Sergei Brin
March 16, 2010
(BAIDU is still trading at $596)
Google is at $562
They have something or the price wouldn’t be so high. Google is outta luck. You can’t sue a Nuclear power that might call in the notes of the USA.
LOL so true. FYI, Google’s former CEO (Schmidt) is now working for obama as the tech czar, that’s why he’s leading the assault against China, and he’s still taking his marching order from Google due to his stock with his former co.
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