Google is Not Evil , Not anymore
by Thiyagarajan Maruthavanan (Rajan)
“Google is not evil” is (was) a guiding philosophy at google and it provided google a great strategic asset/resource in the world that was dismayed by the dotcom bust and torn by scandals at likes of WorldCom and Enron.
Of late I have been reading news which indicates that it’s asset is eroding as google seems to be putting that guiding principle to a back seat.
Today I tried to send an attachment(~ 4.5mb) through my gmail account, gmail did not allow me to do so stating that my attachment which was a .tgz contains a binary file and it is being restricted for security reasons. Now that is highly absurd and evil, who gave gmail the permission to read my attachments, a tgz file. The privacy page of gmail does not talk about scanning the attachments.
Some more Google and evil links here.