A depressing look at how some—most? all?—business executives think.
Baseball, an Ethics Hero, and some really scary stuff…
“Amazon, Google and apps, oh my! Amazon, Google and apps, oh my!”
1, 2,3,4 and 5, as usual!
This is terrifying…almost as terrifying as the fact that so many Americans won’t think it’s terrifying.
Petty trolling, North Korea, more on the Google memo, confused feminists, and more…
This is not a case like the theoretical head transplants discussed here earlier, where an advance in science might be used in unethical ways, but is itself ethically neutral. The objective of Google’s threatened “truth algorithm” is itself unethical.
If someone has no conscience, like the eyewear salesman, then his response to the discovery that his search engine results will improve the more people complain about him on-line is natural and obvious: abuse more people.
Google finally did the right thing, but let’s not get carried away.
Google bears watching. If it is not going to adhere to its own Ethics Code, if it cannot be depended upon not to skew its search results according to political preferences and biases, then it cannot be trusted.