Google, Do No Evil, and How It Affects You.

Two weeks ago, I wrote a blog post about Google manipulating their Artificial Voice (AI) voice recognition software. Specifically, the company added “ums” and “ahs” to their robot voices to make them sound more human. Google was doing this to make their interactions more transactional to generate and capture more data to manipulate and profit from. As I said at the time, it looked as if this deliberate [...]

By |2018-06-07T17:34:04+00:00May 28th, 2018|0 Comments

Do No Evil. Unless You Do.

For years Google has crowed about their code of conduct, “Don’t be evil.” In 2015 they doubled down on the concept, if not the actual words, when they introduced their new tagline “Do the right thing.”   As the company explains in their code of conduct, ““Employees of Alphabet (Google’s parent company) and its subsidiaries and controlled affiliates should do the right thing — follow the law, [...]

By |2018-05-21T14:10:19+00:00May 15th, 2018|4 Comments