Screenshot of Google Watch.
|Type of site||Activist|
|Created by||Daniel Brandt|
Google Watch is a website launched in 2002 by Daniel Brandt. Brandt states that the website's goals are to report on invasion of privacy issues. Brandt has stated that he intends the site to act as a "point of reference for privacy advocates, journalists and bloggers".
Critiques of Google Edit
Brandt expressed privacy concerns with Google Print, which unlike libraries, keeps track of who reads a given book and could pass that information on to the government.
Actions taken Edit
To illustrate the view that Google's search engine could be subjected to manipulation, Google Watch implemented a Google bomb by linking the phrase "out-of-touch executives" to Google's own page on its corporate management. The attempt was mistakenly attributed to disgruntled Google employees by The New York Times, which later printed a correction.
- ↑ Varghese, Sam (2005-01-12). "Google critic releases source code for proxy". The Age. http://www.theage.com.au/news/Breaking/Google-critic-releases-source-code-for-proxy/2005/01/12/1105423537735.html. Retrieved 2008-10-11.
- ↑ Crerar, Simon (2003-04-05). "Forget me nots". The Age. http://www.theage.com.au/cgi-bin/common/popupPrintArticle.pl?path=/articles/2003/04/04/1048962927651.html. Retrieved 2008-10-13.
- ↑ Manjoo, Farhad (August 30, 2002). "Conspiracy Researcher Says Google's No Good". Salon.com. Alternet. http://www.alternet.org/rights/14001/. Retrieved 2008-10-13.
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 Spanbauer, Scott (May 28, 2003). "Internet Tips: How to Make Cash on EBay--Your Auction ABCs". PC World. http://www.pcworld.com/printable/article/id,110664/printable.html.
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 Dave Gussow (April 14, 2003). "Despite popularly, Google under fire for privacy issues". St. Petersburg Times. http://www.sptimes.com/2003/04/14/Technology/Despite_popularly__Go.shtml. Retrieved 2008-10-11.
- ↑ Hansell, Saul; John Markoff (2004-06-22). "Google Edits Its Prospectus to Highlight Risk of Loss". The New York Times. http://www.nytimes.com/2004/06/22/business/22google.html.
- ↑ "Corrections". The New York Times. 2004-06-25. http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9E01EED81F39F936A15755C0A9629C8B63.
- ↑ Agger, Michael (2007-10-10). "Google's Evil Eye: Does the Big G know too much about us?". Slate. http://www.slate.com/id/2175651/. Retrieved 2007-10-23.
- Farhad Manjoo, "Meet Mr. Anti-Google". Salon.com (August 29, 2002).
- Lessig, Lawrence (September 22, 2005). "Google Sued". Lessig Blog. http://www.lessig.org/blog/archives/003140.shtml.
- CmdrTaco (October 21, 2002). "Google Sued over Page Ranking". Slashdot. http://slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=02/10/21/1254221.
- "Google conspiracy theory alive and well". Search Engine News blog. 22 November, 2002. http://www.high-search-engine-ranking.com/search_engine_news_blog_Nov02.htm#GoogleConspiracyTheoryAliveandWell.