Google - Don't Be Evil? Google Earth Used in Terrorist Attacks in India

Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by Cleverboy, Dec 1, 2008.

  1. Cleverboy macrumors 65816

    Cleverboy

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    Is Google living up to its informal corporate motto, "Don't Be Evil"?
    Technology has always had a way of catching us off guard.

    http://www.pcworld.com/article/154684/google_earth_used_by_terrorists_in_india_attacks.html
    ~ CB
     
  2. bradl macrumors 68040

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    Nothing Google could do about this. They really can't be blamed for the use of their technology by others who did this.

    Using a tool that is inherently good for evil by people who are evil doesn't make the tool evil. Case in point: stoking a fire for warmth or something to cook food over, or burning down someone's house. Both use fire..

    BL.
     
  3. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    Unrelated to the Mumbai attacks, there's an interesting and quite long article (five pages) over in the NYT about Google, the web and censorship...

    http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/30/magazine/30google-t.html

    Some excerpts:

     

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