[pp.int.general] controversial survey from google institute

carlo von lynX lynX at pirate.my.buttharp.org
Sat Jan 28 14:33:24 CET 2012

I have spoken out against filling out the survey for
hiig.de, the controversial Google institute that was
recently opened up in Berlin.[1]

I was told PPint has been distributing the survey to
all members. Has any thought been put into the political
relevance of this survey? You can bet it will be used
against the German Piratenpartei, which is obviously
the cause for this investigation, but also against
the pirate movement worldwide.

While the Pirate Party movement seems to get its ideas
straight about Facebook being evil, it underestimates how
the recent moves by Google are actually much worse than
anything Facebook does.[2]

Please stop this hidden cooperation with Google. Just
because they paint their logo black on SOPA day they're
not on our side on most political issues.

[1] http://www.tagesspiegel.de/wissen/die-such-wurzel-berlin-bekommt-ein-google-institut/4382666.html
[2] http://gizmodo.com/5878987/its-official-google-is-evil-now

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