austtr - 7:55 pm on Sep 16, 2010 (gmt 0)
Google is a publicly listed company which means their #1 focus is shareholder profits. Period.
Every new initiative they roll out will be based in one way or another on using your intellectual property (your website(s) to put revenue in their shareholders pockets. Now it seems if I choose to enter into on-line friendships and communicate thoughts/ideas/observations, that Google will treat that information as theirs to use for their own vested self interest.
Is there anything in the Google business model that doesn't belong to someone else? How did we get from "bringing order to information on the internet" to "everything on the internet is ours to profit from"