The company, who at one point used the slogan; “Don’t be evil”, has become the most egregious violators of privacy rights the world has ever known, making their one time slogan an utterly meaningless and empty phrase, full of bluster and fury, signifying nothing.
The latest slap in the face to privacy advocates is the discovery that Google has included code to stealthily activate the microphone on your computers and mobile devices.
Privacy campaigners and open source developers are up in arms over the secret installing of Google software which is capable of listening in on conversations held in front of a computer.
First spotted by open source developers, the Chromium browser – the open source basis for Google’s Chrome – began remotely installing audio-snooping code that was capable of listening to users. more..
Many privacy advocates abandoned Google long ago. I, for one, no longer use their search engine or any of their products, including the bastardized version of Linux they call “Android”, which stripped the best parts of Linux and wrapped it around privacy invading, proprietary Google code.
If this latest example of Google’s evil actions doesn’t change your opinion of them, privacy is truly dead, because we allowed it to die.