So... +ZEIT ONLINE
, do you care to comment about who it was that sent you your story information that was recently used to try to give Google a black eye concerning concentration camps being used as landmarks for the AR game, Ingress?
While there a number of landmarks of questionable validity in the game, clearly
concentration camps are an important landmark for people to know about and remember so that no more can ever be allowed to happen.
I would think that Germans
, of all people, would understand this issue to be a serious enough one to not
allow it to be used to for fodder in some petty public relations stunt
. Niantic barely even makes mention that they're owned by Google, and they don't particularly stick Google's name on anything they do. This, in contrast to an article that someone
clearly did some legwork on, yet there's curiously no authorship attribution.
...or would you rather wait until we find out on our own
which company did it? ...because we certainly
found out who was being paid by Facebook to exacerbate the witch hunts certain other news agencies engaged in concerning whether or not Street View cars were actually being used to eavesdrop on anyone's home wireless traffic (and precisely no one
who understands how 802.11 works was confused by that).
By the way, most people don't consider "reading our incoming mail" to precisely be "research".