Hypocrisy At It’s Best?
by Da'Von B.
What may be one of the best head-scratching pieces I’ve read in some time, according to Matt Clinch of CNBC, Google Glass is banned at the upcoming Google Shareholder meeting. Apparently the instructions for the meeting specifically state: “Cameras, recording devices, and other electronic devices, such as smart phones, will not be permitted at the meeting. Photography is prohibited at the meeting”.
Facebook is holding a live webcast of their stockholders meeting on June 11th in a way this is essentially and conveniently defined as being “open” and for a company who preaches about being open on the mountain-tops of…Mountain View…you’d think a device created by the company with privacy issues that are continually defended by said company would be more than welcome…clearly that isn’t the case. It’s possible Google has misunderstood the definition of hypocrisy when they were indexing the world’s information;
A feigning to be what one is not or to believe what one does not; especially : the false assumption of an appearance of virtue or religion.
John Gruber of Daring Fireball pointed out something interesting that was said by the one and only McCreepy himself Eric Schmidt (you know…the Google chairman) back in 2009, “If you have something that you don’t want anyone to know, maybe you shouldn’t be doing it in the first place”…