I’d like to think that I live my life by a mantra similar to Google’s “don’t be evil.” Mine is the Golden Rule; “Treat others the way you’d wish to be treated.”
Still, being nice doesn’t mean being naive. I know most of the black-hat techniques, sneaky manipulation tactics, and, if I ever stooped that low, I would know that when you tell tales on one of your competitors, you must remove your fingerprints. Unfortunately, Google missed the “corporate sabotage 101″ class in Evil School.
It appears an anonymous submission to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC)–opposing eBay’s exclusive deal with PayPal–might have been authored by Google.