Saturday, February 28, 2015

Why shouldn't everybody get fucked?


"We screw our users"



Surprise, surprise. 

Google’s Blogger reversed itself – and now we can distrust and despise Google even more than we did already.

Sure, Blogger is a free service from Google. So, that means we should be grateful? 

To the contrary. Once lured into Google’s trap, who wants to continue using a service offered by a company that clearly believes it is acceptable to use devious, hate-filled gestapo tactics in dealing with its online public. More to the point, Google’s fatuous, feckless, self-important engineers in Mountain View should not be determining the fate of anything.

All of us should have known, more than a decade ago, when Google formally adopted the corporate motto “Don’t be evil,” that it would eventually do exactly the opposite. 

New motto: “We screw our users.” 

Google is hell-bent on tossing any shred of intellectual and moral integrity it ever had. It thinks it will be rewarded for pandering to the regressive, intolerant, repressive agenda of ignorant conservatives. Not gonna happen.


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Yahoo! News

Blogger Help Forum

Censorship plan abandoned after three days
ConsumerAffairs.com

Summary: While you were busy freaking out about government surveillance, censorship blossomed at the one corporation that has the most power to fight -- or enable -- suppression of speech: Google.
ZDnet

Google's crackdown on adult content hosted on Blogger is not about illegal content, but simply content they don't like
The Independent

Blogger, the company’s long-running blogging service, is cracking down on explicit material with just one month’s notice for affected users
The Guardian

The Guardian

Mashable











Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Not one of you will speak out, will you?







First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak 
out—

Because I was not a Socialist.


Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out—

Because I was not a Trade Unionist.


Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—

Because I was not a Jew.


Then they came for me—

and there was no one left to speak for me.




~ Martin Niemöller (1892–1984)













Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Monday, February 23, 2015

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Friday, February 20, 2015

Thursday, February 19, 2015