We gave 20 of our engineers laptops with a fresh install of Microsoft Windows running Internet Explorer 8 with Bing Toolbar installed.
What part of this you don't understand?
Now, Bing and Microsoft actually went out and started fighting them, from a seriously underpowered position. And it's great they do, because otherwise Google would be the only search provider in the western world.
This is also the reason why Google is struggling in non-western world like China and Russia. They didn't get there by the time internet got wider usage, so they cannot get market share now.
Firefox with Google as default is a "join project" too. Mozilla depends on almost completely on revenue coming from Google. And unlike Slashdotters think, it's not a "here, take some money and make a great open source browser!". Firefox has (or, had) the market share required and Google wanted to be the default engine so they get users. And they pay a share of revenue generated by those Firefox. Just like Ubuntu, Fedora and other free Linux distros to generate their revenue. Not that's there's anything wrong with that, but usually Slashdotters try to somehow glorify Google. It's business as usual.
Personally, I use StartPage / IXQUICK because it's European and values my privacy more.
Google got really good at it too. Their own advertisement were always kind of soft, but still visible and used everywhere on their sites like YouTube. Their image of "do no evil" catched a lots of geeks and so on.
Well, eventually they got caught. And I wrote about their practices on Slashdot for a really, really long time. And was modded troll. Go figure
Yeah when it comes to child porn, and pedophiles. For instance, if you laid your hands on a relative of mine, I'd kill you with my bare hands, and then sit on your corpse and wait for the cops to arrive.
Does your kill threat apply if I fucked your 17 years old nephew? While she wanted to have sex with me when dating her? Btw, I am 22 years old, and guys my age date a lot of girls aged 17-19. Would you kill me? Would you kill me with your bare hands?
But since we went this route, what about if I said " SmallFurryCreature is interested in childporn", as you take part in this discussion. IN FACT your username suggests something similar too. There are no need for courts. You are a child molester. Kill him.
See what I did there?
I don't support them, but I sure as well don't support people who take it to their own hands to commit crimes like viruses and DDOS just because other people did wrong. They all should be taken to jail.