Are Google and Facebook Evil?
Doug Black Sep 11
Just a question I've been pondering lately. I'm working on a side hustle called Engauge Analytics, something like Google Analytics with a machine learning component. But, I tagged this "Analytics Without the Evil".
It was right around the time that the Facebook Cambridge Analytics scandal happened, and I think I coined it on a whim. It also comes at a time when Facebook, Twitter, and Google (well, not Google) are all sitting before the US Congress to discuss foreign influence in elections and other data issues.
So, I guess, my question is....
Are Google and Facebook and the like that use our personal data for their own good evil? Are their actions in these circumstances wrong?