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    Are you getting Scroogled by Google?

    In the beginning, Google preached, "Don't be evil"—but that changed on May 31, 2012. That's when Google Shopping announced a new initiative. Simply put, all of their shopping results are now paid ads.

    Watch the video to see how you get Scroogled.
    We say that when you limit choices and rank them by payment, consumers get Scroogled. For an honest search result, try Bing.
    Don’t get Scroogled - Bing Videos



    Then (2004)

    Founders IPO Letter:

    "we do not accept payment for [search results] or for inclusion or more frequent updating."


    Now (2012)

    Google's 2012 SEC Disclosure:

    "After all, ads are just more answers to users' queries."




    Then (2004)

    Google's 2004 SEC Filing:

    "Our search results will be objective and we will not accept payment for inclusion or ranking in them."


    Now (2012)

    Google Commerce announces shopping results will be paid for and exclude merchants who don't participate.




    Now (2012)

    Google Commerce announces it is going international in February 2013. Countries in line to be Scroogled include UK, Germany, France, Japan, Italy, Spain, Netherlands, Brazil, Australia and Switzerland.


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    And the latest from google?
    Seems all them liberals there like to make sure google chrome will not let people go to certain conservative sites!
    Yes, this I know.
    Started today.
    ANd found out, lots of other people found the same thing.
    Chrome says malware site, and will not let me go to the site!
    I use IE?
    Right to the site I go!
    And Norton does not say malware!

    Google is plain evil you all!

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