Monday, October 05, 2015

A Little More Evil Every Day

Without defending, you can understand how scrappy trying to make it startups might feel the need to be a bit evil to compete with behemoths, but the more google takes over the world the more consciously evil it gets.
When Alphabet was revealed, it was made clear that Google’s pre-existing ethics policy would only apply to the search firm itself, rather than its parent company. But now that Alphabet has revealed its own Code of Conduct, and the words “don’t be evil” are nowhere in sight.

Instead, the holding company has a rather less pithy set of requirements for its employees, including “avoid conflicts of interest”, “ensure financial integrity and responsibility” and “obey the law”.