Do No Evil

Google was aware that it was violating U.S. law since at least 2003 and provided “customer support” to some Canadian on line pharmacies until 2009 to help them reach U.S. customers.

If Google had been prosecuted by the government for knowingly endangering U.S. consumers, It could have tainted its famous credo of “Do No Evil.” A criminal conviction can also disqualify a company from bidding for any government contracts.

The settlement had been widely expected. Google said earlier this year that it was setting aside $500 million to resolve an investigation by the justice department but gave few details.

From a recent WSJ piece, via smooth OCR from Prizmo [iTunes link] for iPhoneNewImage

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