Don'T Be Evil

"Don't be evil" is the informal corporate motto (or slogan) of Google. It was first suggested either by Google employee Paul Buchheit at a meeting about corporate values that took place in early 2000 or in 2001 or, according to another account, by Google engineer Amit Patel in 1999. Buchheit, the creator of Gmail, said he "wanted something that, once you put it in there, would be hard to take out", adding that the slogan was "also a bit of a jab at a lot of the other companies, especially our competitors, who at the time, in our opinion, were kind of exploiting the users to some extent.
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  • Does the European Google Antitrust Case Have Any Merit?

    … the balance of power from the supposedly evil giants like Google. Duck Duck Go Founder Gabriel Weinberg. Photo via Fast Company. Innovate, Don’t Litigate It’s true that Google seems to have strayed far from its former motto of “Don’t Be Evil.” Its complicity in the recent NSA domestic surveillance revelations and its apparent leniency toward larger…

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