A chilling story of some seemingly very shady business practice from Google’s Kenyan office. (Though, as is pointed out by the article, it doesn’t seem to just be some rogue branch, but a more centralised tactic.)
What strikes me as weird about this is how clearly un-Google-like this is. I can’t vouch for their business practices overall, but getting people – even low-wage employees – to query a database and contacting people seems very different from Google’s philosophy of letting computers handle everything. But what do I know.
(Via Jeremy Keith.)