Outside of this, Google has had its fair share of controversies the past few years.
Google’s Dark Side
The most recent controversies include:
Nothing is wrong with mergers or trying to competitively make barriers to competition. However, lobbying to create laws that basically create “government-enforced” monopolies is a horrid thing.
Keep in mind all these things I just mentioned were only the recent criticisms in regards to Google and how they operate.
Google has the motto “
Don’t be Evil“, which they changed to “Do the Right Thing”.
That seems all fine and dandy, but imagine if a restaurant said, “Don’t serve rotten food,” or a pool company said, “Don’t drown your customers”. A tech company directly saying don’t be evil makes you wonder if it is a fallacy given the type of activities going on.
Now, I am not trying to imply Google is evil. I’m not even saying most of these allegations are true. However, personally I’m not a big fan. Google in essence does seem to have some privacy issues, and I am concerned about how much power they actually have over the current internet today. Perhaps, any company the size of Google may also be facing the same thing.
I think decentralized internet is the future and the time to start working towards that future is now.