jakem1, on 21 November 2012 - 13:01, said:
It's all just a cover to disguise the fact that they want to create an environment where they can control and monetise the flow of information.
I don't think they are even covering anything, really. Monetising the information is their core business.
The thing is, the more open and free the web is, the easier it gets to index all the content and track the users.
Take flash for instance: something as relatively innocuous as that was hindering Google's ability to index content, hence why they are pushing to replace every bit of proprietary tech with open standards such as HTML5.
As I said before, their push for an open web aligns with our interests. Their reasons to do so don't.
IMO supporting the former while opposing the latter is not hypocritical, but rather pragmatical.
HawkMan, on 21 November 2012 - 14:05, said:
Sorry, but, the only peopel mentioning Microsoft products are the google apologists in this thread.
Questioning baseless claims about alleged shady deals with governments makes you a Google apologist now?