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Google, what were you thinking?

Posted on January 14th, 2012 at 10:18 by John Sinteur in category: Google -- Write a comment


Since October, Google’s GKBO appears to have been systematically accessing Mocality’s database and attempting to sell their competing product to our business owners. They have been telling untruths about their relationship with us, and about our business practices, in order to do so. As of January 11th, nearly 30% of our database has apparently been contacted.

Furthermore, they now seem to have outsourced this operation from Kenya to India.

“Do No Evil” apparently doesn’t apply to Africa?

  1. Google corporate is now at least saying the right things about the incident:

    We were mortified to learn…. …and as soon as we have all the facts, we’ll be taking the appropriate action with the people involved.


  2. I’ll bet that when all of the facts are shaken out of the tree it will be found that some over-zealous area manager waaaay overstepped their authority to do this. It is so egregious, that I cannot believe for a minute (a second, perhaps) that the Google corporate entity would support it. No doubts, heads will fall, people will be fired, and the legal department will have more work to do because some pinhead was, well, a pinhead…

  3. Or, what you say will all happen to the designated “in case we are found out” scapegoats.

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