[FoRK] Re: [silk] "Don't be evil"

Wilkin, Kurt Kurt.Wilkin
Sat Sep 3 18:20:25 PDT 2005

"This announcement is a red flag," said Daniel Brandt, 
founder of Google-Watch.org. "I certainly don't want to 
accuse of them having bad intentions. But this campaign 
of destruction and genocide raises some potential 
privacy concerns."

Brandt also expressed reservations about the company's 
new motto. Until yesterday's news conference, the 
company's unofficial slogan had been "Don't be evil." 
The slogan has now been expanded to "Don't be evil, 
unless it's necessary for the greater good."

Co-founders Page and Brin dismiss their critics.

"A lot of companies are so worried about short-term 
reactions that they ignore the long view," Page said. 
"Not us. Our team is focused on something more than just making money.
At Google, we're using technology to make dreams come true."

"Soon," Brin added, "we'll make dreams clickable, or destroy them

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