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With Alphabet Restructuring, Larry And Sergey Are Apparently A Little More Open To Doing Some Evil

Overriding at Alphabet is less "Don't be evil," More "Netflix n' chill within the parameters of the law."

Remember when the Google Guys first hit the public consciousness with their adorable nerd credo of "Don't be evil"?

It meant, like, don't be a Bill Gates and sell your soul to the man. It meant maybe sometimes giving up a little profit here or there to ensure that your users don't feel like you're just using them.

Larry and Sergey were so committed to the "Don't be evil" deal that they put it in the Google employee code of conduct. Basically, if you wanted to work in Mountain View, all you had to do was show up, wear clothes and not act like Darth Vader.

Well, Google is now just a facet of its umbrella company, Alphabet Inc. So what does Google's "parent company" think of evil?

They cool with it.

Alphabet, which took over as Google’s new holding company on Friday, has dropped the tech giant’s “Don’t Be Evil” mantra from its code of conduct.
“Employees of Alphabet and its subsidiaries and controlled affiliates should do the right thing—follow the law, act honorably, and treat each other with respect,” the new code reads, noticeably dropping the famous motto.

One super-secretly anonymous Alphabet board member speaking on background found the omission to be "Exxxxcellent."

New Google Parent Company Drops ‘Don’t Be Evil’ Motto [TIME]



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