Google caught pilfering Kenyan business directory in sting operation

Peter Bright, Ars Technica:

"Google's "don't be evil" motto has already come under scrutiny once this week after the company was found to be profiting from advertisements placed by fraudulent retailers. The search company is under fire again, amid claims that it has been harvesting data from a Kenyan business directory, contacting the businesses, and telling them that the directory plans to charge them a listing fee, while also claiming to be working in partnership with the directory's operators."

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