I suppose it was only a matter of time. A company that prides itself on being moral and 'anti-microsoft' is a great idea, but balancing the needs and demands of the people, shareholders, governments is perhaps harder than the mighty Google creators realised.
Only a week after taking the moral high ground over handing over search records to the US government, Google are now immersed in a controversy following their agreement to censor results on the Google china site (search for Tiananmen Square on google.com and on google.cn to see what I mean).
Meanwhile, Google shareholders are counting their losses after $13bn was wiped off their stock value in a single days trading.
What all this leads me to wondering is, how long it will be before Google are forced to choose between the mega-bucks and the desire to be ultra-ethical?
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