Iot Nest And Revolv
Posted 06 April 2016 - 09:35 PM
Posted 07 April 2016 - 12:04 PM
Also, the reputation of Nest's senior team is taking a bit of a battering (has done for a good few months actually, really bad stories coming out from former employees).
Posted 07 April 2016 - 12:50 PM
It sums up well my view of the company.
I used to think they were reasonably OK, until it became clear that they were not living up to their motto "Don't be Evil". I then went digging around and discovered some of their antics and changed my view. I started to avoid Google services when they removed the option to search the "UK Only" from the front page of their search engine, and forced you to click through a page of adverts before you had the option to narrow the search down to your region on the second page. I ceased having anything to with Google (to the extent of blocking every ad server and data collection address of theirs I can find) when I bought a Sony Tablet, running Android. I rooted it, and found loads of stuff going back to Google servers, so it now runs a "clean" version and any apps I want get side-loaded. I doubt it's 100% free of Google snooping, but it's better than it was as delivered by Sony.
Edited by jsharris, 07 April 2016 - 01:04 PM.
Edited to correct Google motto
Posted 07 April 2016 - 12:55 PM
Their motto is actually "Don't be evil", which gives them a bit more wiggle room. I suspect they'd argue that occasional acts having an evil flavour don't make them evil overall if the rest of their behaviour is relatively good.
I'm not saying that they've achieved that balance, of course...
Posted 07 April 2016 - 01:04 PM