Google: Embrace, Extend, Extinguish
Google is still clinging to a tattered façade of being the good guys, but you
don't have to look very far behind it these days to see that they're running
the same scams out of the same playbook that Microsoft used to use when they
had an OS monopoly.
On Instant Messaging:
If you "upgrade" to Google Hangouts, all your connections to XMPP users in
other domains just silently stop working. You can still try to send each other
messages, and Google will helpfully drop them on the floor. Thanks, Google!
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