Dave_Hybrid - 7:38 pm on Sep 23, 2011 (gmt 0)
It was crushing for Google imo. The message was 'we think you're up to no good, you've got this forum now to explain and make voluntary changes after/soon or we'll come after you'. Which I think is great, google needed a big slap.
There's getting to the bottom of the issue and then there's asking a company 'IF they had done the crime what would they do to redeem themselves', three times from three separate committee members, that's pretty much saying we think you did it, repent or we'll ruin you. A far cry from throwing a few questions around asking how things work etc.
I stand by my observation. The committee was clearly not there to ask some questions, they were there to point the finger, they had their minds made up long before entering the room. I'm not saying this was bad, quite the opposite. They had done their research before and turned up to fire warning shots. I expected everyone prancing round the issues and things being much less direct. It was very refreshing.