Actually, it has already changed it from “Don’t be evil” to “Do the right thing”.
Regardless, the contents of a leaked memo suggest the mottos are to be considered more a guideline than a non-negotiable rule.
Google has allegedly created a search engine that would censor information that the Chinese government finds objectionable. The memo shows that Google planned to require users to log in to perform searches and the software would then track their location. The memo also said that Google would share Chinese users’ search information with a third-party Chinese company, which could then be available to government authorities.
Oh, that’s nice of them. What might be the consequences of Google handing details of an individual’s search history to a “private company” (if such a thing actually exists in China)?
Nothing to be concerned about, I’m sure. China’s record on human rights and the integrity of their legal system is so impeccable after all.
I’ve recently been considering weaning myself off Google products.
Despite what people might suggest, they don’t actually have a monopoly on providing many of the services we use on a day to day basis.
The response by Google to the James Damore memo was a major indication that the company has stopped taking their motto(s) seriously.
If this latest leak is correct, perhaps now is the time to find another mail, maps and internet search provider.