by Robert D
Google+’s head developer spoke in favor of Google’s new policy, claiming that if Google did indeed want to do evil, users could easily leave. Which isn’t an argument at all. It seems to me more like someone says, well you can sue me, but if I commit that crime, wouldn’t you have already sued me? Certainly, nothing assuring here. It’s also very hard for users to leave Google; they own the internet. It’s like saying you could also stop using computers that Microsoft imports for their products. That’s a whole lot of product space you can’t use now, and there’s nothing at all in terms of competitors.