randle - 3:39 pm on Aug 30, 2011 (gmt 0)
For such a large group, of incredibly talented and smart people they sure do have some odd quirks. One of those quirks is a serious stubborn streak. The Canadian pharmacy situation was an exercise in telling a child 15 times not to touch the hot stove. They were clearly told over and over to stop doing what they were doing; yet they just continued on (all the while knowing it was way over the line).
The whole sensitivity around privacy is another thing they just don't seem to want to accept on the same level as their user base; (Google Buzz, street maps, mobile phone location data, ect, ect, ect.)
The feedback on this issue is continuous, loud and clear; yet they just choose not to listen to it.