Weekend Open Forum: The most 'evil' tech company?

By Jos ยท 82 replies
Apr 29, 2011
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  1. Clrabbit

    Clrabbit TS Rookie Posts: 90

    I'd recommend taking a closer look at apple and their history and future plans, and a good hard look at what they are right now.
    Crap products is the thin shiny outer layer Apple's evil runs all the way to the core.
  2. venomblade

    venomblade TS Rookie Posts: 69

    Apple might attach you from anus to mouth in their next invention...staying away from them...
  3. mrtraver

    mrtraver TS Guru Posts: 382   +89

    Wow, just one? But who?

    Apple, with their arrogance, snob factor pricing, undisclosed location tracking, and generally wanting total control over everything that comes within 300 feet of one of their devices?

    Sony, with their constant barrage of proprietary media formats that no one cares about because there is already something good enough that costs less, rootkits on audio CDs, SecuROM, removal of features for which customers have already paid (leading up to the hacker controversy), and the most recent security breach?

    Ubisoft, with their increasingly annoying and draconian DRM (for which they rely on the warez scene for "patches? when it breaks), and releasing an intentionally broken game then suing because it worked as designed?

    Facebook, for their never-ending pursuit of making all of your information public (and profiting from it)?

    EA, Intel, Google, Microsoft for being some of the biggest kids on the block?

    In my opinion , the big winner (loser?) is Activision and Bobby Kotick, whose stated goal is ??to take all the fun out of making video games", for running franchises into the ground, disbanding teams in an effort to squeeze every last possible cent out of a game, and stealing withholding team bonuses from one of their most profitable games.
  4. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,984   +72

    EA - if you are a PC gamer no more needs to be said; I hate EA

    Apple - the over-priced hype and the followers who believe the propaganda that Apple can do no wrong
  5. No doubt in my mind that Oracle is the most evil of all. Everything they touch is destroyed. Java, Sun, OpenOffice, Acorde imaging system... Should I go on?
  6. Can we get Samsung on that list for Keylogger? That is my vote!
  7. Zecias

    Zecias TS Booster Posts: 202

    never denied that; lemme rephrase it.
    apple is evil, but i think most people are voting for apple because they sell crap products, not because they are evil.
  8. Toss up between apple Sony and att! I wish they would just all burn though....
  9. ET3D

    ET3D TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,380   +168

    Considering there was no keylogger, why would you vote for that?

    I think I'll go for Facebook. Recently I wanted to post a response somewhere, and saw that I was already logged in, apparently because I was logged into Facebook. So I posted, and saw that alongside my name it posted my age. What does that have to do with anything, and why would it tell people such details? I'm sure it's also that forum software's fault, but Facebook shouldn't make this available in the first place.
  10. gobbybobby

    gobbybobby TS Guru Posts: 555   +9

    EA are not that bad, and yes I am a PC gamer.

    Apple are most voted yet people rave Apple products, ''Look at my Iphone , look what my Iphone can do''

    Yea buzz off Apple products and the people that use them, I bet half the people that voted Apple have at least 1 Apple product. Only product I ever owned was an Ipod shuffle it was a gift and it BROKE! List is very short, more companys could be put on there. Like where is Steam, Packard Bell, ETC could name loads

    Y thos companys!?
  11. Clrabbit

    Clrabbit TS Rookie Posts: 90

    Sadly, probably... that's why Dell has votes XD.
    (How Dell got on this list I will never know working in PC repair for so many years if any PC OEM deserves to be here it's Gateway.)
  12. The first evil company of all is Rambus.
  13. CrossCheck

    CrossCheck TS Rookie

    at&t isn't really a tech company since they sell other companies tech
  14. Thanks for the Link. It's so true. i see people in my school (cause Apple and macs are the "thing" at my school...) mindlessly buying macs, thinking that they're getting good value for their money or that the extra expenses are worth it because they think the hardware is of very good quality. The only thing Macs are good for is the software that Apple makes. But even then there's usually software that might be close to... maybe IMovie and things like that.
  15. fimbles

    fimbles TS Evangelist Posts: 1,185   +208

  16. EXCellR8

    EXCellR8 The Conservative Posts: 1,835

    Apple hands down... Sony aren't evil just a little bit challenged imo
  17. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 13,010   +2,536

    The Mad "iMonk"

    Do they actually do technology? I thought it was a law firm.

    I know, it's the whole mind control thing Jobs has going on. Now that's really evil. It's the same s*** that got Rasputin killed.
  18. superty12

    superty12 TS Enthusiast Posts: 413

    Perhaps there's a reason Apple's logo has a bite in it.
  19. EA has been ruining successful franchise games for years now, therefore, they get my vote.
  20. Where's IBM?

    the holocaust sponsor
  21. cmbjive

    cmbjive TS Booster Posts: 777   +138

    The United States Government, but I might be out there in limbo by myself on this issue.
  22. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 13,010   +2,536

    Considering the US government isn't anything remotely resembling a "technology company", you might be simply posting to share your opinion. Either from "limbo" or perhaps elsewhere in space.
  23. blue44

    blue44 TS Rookie

    don't know if they qualify but i have to say sprint...worst ever....
  24. sheep are out in force today, i guess apple are 'evil' because they are popular or something? Or you can't afford it?

    voted adobe for flash
  25. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 13,010   +2,536

    Follow the watch.....shiny isn't it?........, now count backwards from 100......99.....98...., you are getting hungry......, hungry......., hungry...... for another Apple product. Now when I snap my fingers......you will wake up refreshed, feeling the need to spend too much money, and rush down to the iStore and buy something you will spend many happy hours trying to find a use for later.

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