Dear Google, Don't be evil

August 5, 2010: 4:09 PM ET

Consumer advocates try to reach Google and dissuade them from redefining Net Neutrality

Update: Political action group MoveOn.org has sponsored a similar initiative as well as Bold Progressives.

Based solely on the words of Eric Schmidt last night and not the reports by the New York Times, consumers have reason to worry about Google's new stance.  I've outlined the slippery slope that prioritizing packets could cause here.

A consumer group called Save the Internet is launching a letter writing campaign aimed at stopping Google (GOOG) from changing its stance on Internet Neutrality.  Those interested in sending Google a message on this subject are urged to visit Save the Internet's petition form.

Savetheinternet.com says they are a coalition of two million everyday people who have banded together with thousands of non-profit organizations, businesses and bloggers to protect Internet freedom.

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Seth Weintraub
Seth Weintraub

Google went from searching the Web to worming its way into nearly every facet of business and government. Seth Weintraub unveils where the company is going, who it's competing with, who it's about to compete with and how market forces push the company to veer or adhere to its Don't Be Evil motto. For 15 years, Weintraub was a global IT director for a number of companies before becoming a blogger.

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