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Re: Reputation

> It is the motto of their corporate code of conduct.

Which conveniently glosses over the fact that "the official corporate philosophy of Google[11] does not contain the words "Don't be evil"", that Chris hoofnagle argued in 2009 that "Google should abandon the motto", that Eric Schmidt thought "the stupidest rule ever", that "On the user-facing 'What We Believe' page, Google appeared to replace the original motto altogether" in such a way as for it to no longer be an imperative but more of an observation that it is possible to not be evil, or that there is no clear definition of what the word 'evil' means in Google's mind nor even ever has been.

Nice bit of hand-waving on the part of Google there - not a lot of substance though and a fair amount of wriggling.

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