Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Do You Really Want To Do Business With These Companies??

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg is well known for his cynicism. He takes it up a notch here. As Stephen Green wrote separately this morning:
“They will advocate some institutionalized changes in the way social media should work. Every change will involve compliance costs. Facebook will make sure that it can comply…and that its competitors cannot without great expense. That will give them a distinct advantage in the marketplace, make it more difficult for startups to compete, and guarantee this platform a leading place by law. This is why Mark readily agreed to be regulated. Regulations always work to the advantage of the largest market players.”
I dropped Facebook more than a year ago and haven't missed them.

Even worse, if that's possible, is Google. Any company that adopts a motto of "Don't Be Evil" is one that should be closely watched.
Every time you use Google to search or use their maps, etc., you are supporting this nonsense. I've switch to the DuckDuckGo search engine and haven't missed Google at all. Besides, you can always use Google if you have some special project by going to Google.com. There are plenty of mapping programs you can use. If you have an iPhone, the Apple maps and traffic are just fine.

And, it isn't just Google's extreme liberal politics.
One of the things most important to America's extraordinary place in history is the rule of law. More and more we are getting away from that vital principle. Google's helping the government perform illegal searches should concern all Americans, regardless of their politics. More here.

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