"Google is not a conventional company. We do not intend to become one," said co-founder Larry Page in Monday's surprise announcement.
The Google co-founder condemned U.S. government snooping on the Internet as a threat to democracy Wednesday.
The Internet giant has had its hand in quite a few immoralities as of late, even though the company once claimed to be founded on the principle of "good" and the avoidance of "evil." Was it all just a lie, or does "evil" simply mean something entirely different to Google? Author and game designer Ian Bogost has some alarming ideas on the subject.
Google's CEO and its top lawyer wrote an open letter to the company's users vehemently denying, as previously reported, that the government has direct access to private data The post is called, "What the ?" and it echoes the sentiments of other tech giants accused of collaborating with the National Security Agency.
Eric Schmidt, who took Google from humble origins to one of the world's most successful and most talked-about companies, announced Thursday that he is handing his job over to co-founder Larry Page, who, Schmidt blogs, "is ready to lead." Schmidt will stick around with the hefty title of executive chairman.