This is my final post on the Google version of this blog. In the next 48 hours or so – this blog and the other blogs and all my interests in Google (this includes You Tube) will be shut down.
This was a result of two factors. The first was Google successfully pushing me out of court as previously noted. Not because I was wrong, but because they used as many lawyers as they could to bury me in technicalities and as a result sidestep the issue. Without legal representation myself I couldn’t fight it.
The second was their skirting of the privacy issue relating to my unlisted telephone number. They refused to delete it despite their Terms of Service AND Australian Privacy Law stating otherwise – and I couldn’t get the Privacy Commission here off their rear ends and helping me out.
Note that there is NO OTHER REASON why I have done this – before anyone claims to have run me off due to any so called pressure they have applied. I would prefer to stay and fight – but not on this inherently dangerous platform.
I make this statement about Google Inc;
Google Inc does not uphold it’s own Terms of Service, in particular it’s content policy. You are in fact permitted to engage in hate speech against protected groups – and they will not act. It can therefore be reasonably assumed that;
- You can show the world how to create a bomb on their blogs – and they will not act.
- You can smash your local law to smithereens – and they will not act.
- You can harass children – and they will not act.
- You can set out to shock and scare – and they will not act.
- You can reveal a person’s private details – and they will not act.
- You can even threaten to kill another person – and they will not act.
This is what Google Inc represent. A complete and utter lack of responsibility for the way their service and products are used. They don’t care about human rights. They don’t care about criminal law outside of the United States. They are wilful accomplices to disgusting and dangerous conduct in the blogosphere. Blogger, You Tube, Chrome and Gmail are not safe for Internet users and you should never use them under any circumstances. Neither are the other Google products.
I call on the Autistic Community to shift it’s interests away from Google products. Google Inc don’t care about us. As far as they are concerned, we don’t qualify as a protected group under their content policy. In fact, they may as well delete it. They don’t uphold it, so why even have it?
I’m leaving Google. I’m shifting to another blog product that is within Australia. I’m moving from You Tube to Live Video. I have no interest in Chrome or Gmail anyway so that doesn’t change. Google Ads will be banished from the Phil’s World forum in early September.