Google v. Journalism

Wired News: Google’s Boycott Misses the Mark
Penenberg often has insightful things to say about journalism though he does seem to be, perhaps appropriately, “on the side of journalists” in many respects. In this case, it’s hard to take Google’s side, despite all the favourable light shining on Google.
Plus, it’s probably quite true that the privacy concerns won’t go away and that Google needs to address them. Given the importance of privacy for most members of the geek/hacker culture with which Google plays so well, one would think that very clear and explicit statements about privacy would be a priority for Google as a tech company. Maybe they’re just clumsy with public relations…


Author: enkerli

French-speaking ethnographer, homeroaster, anthropologist, musician, coffee enthusiast.

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