Well, yes - who exactly gave them any such right to suggest anything? Who do they speak for? - you? me?
The original idea of the open internet was to promote communication between peer academic institutions for the dissemination of research data.
All the other nodes simply plugged in to this network and it expanded from there.
It all makes me wonder if Google really even has the right to impose its own end-user Terms and Conditions on any user.
Terms and Conditions? Is this anything to to with egalitarian democracy? What gives Google the right to suggest any policy to the government? Who has given them, or anyone else for that matter, (corporate or political entity) - any such mandate?
A drug resistant germ can produce a hula hoop shaped thingy called a plasmid.
For the purpose of this discussion, call it a floppy.
The drug resistant germ passes the code to deal with the antibiotic to its peers which become drug resistant.
The devil's advocate position is that it's all very well and good to hold to your principles, but they're unlikely to keep you from being dead.
The vikings in Greenland considered eating fish taboo. They died pure.
When you make your mark in the world, watch out for guys with erasers. -- The Wall Street Journal