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11Jan/100

Power tends to corrupt…

Researcher exposes Google spyware connections

"According to Ben Edelman, an assistant professor at the Harvard Business School and a staunch anti-spyware advocate, Google is charging advertisers for what he described as “conversion-inflation” traffic from the WhenU spyware program."

This might be a wake up call for some of anti-Microsoft crowd happily marching under Google liberation banner.

John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton once famously remarked: "Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men." To paraphrase: "great companies are almost always bad companies". This was true of Microsoft, Oracle, Sun, IBM - all of which used and abused their power in their respective heydays. Google will be (is?) no exception. As Bedouin saying has it: "trust in Allah, but tie your camel first".