Releaselog says that the HD-DVD protection scheme has been cracked.
NY Times photo of Saddam Hussein just before his death.
Matt Cutts, who works at Google, on the “tips” issue.
I stopped believing in Google fairplay when they added a Blog-This feature to their toolbar, and didn’t use open APIs so users could post with any blogging tool, not just Google’s. To be clear, I wouldn’t have objected if they had set the default to work with their tool, as long as users could change a preference to use it with other tools. Long-term it would have made their tool more useful to more people, following the principle of sending people away to get them to come back. In other words, giving people choice would have made it possible for their competitors to recommend their product.
Do you trust Google to be fair to all, or do you think they tilt the table in favor of their own tools and content? Perhaps the two issues are not related?
Is Google something special, or just another tech company?
PS: I chose this headline, deliberately, to be provocative. Maybe you think Google never became evil, and never will.