Guy Gets Offered a Job at Google, Tells Them to Go F#ck Themselves

Wilson Grant Fisk

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Gets sent this:

Hi Niklas,
Patrick here from Google.
I looked over your Github and LinkedIn profiles, and personal site (having found the panic_bcast project), and was keen to get in touch regarding a number of Engineering positions here at Google.
Your Open Source contributions and projects, Systems/Networking experience and development background looked relevant to what some of the engineers here are doing, but I wanted to touch base with you first to understand a bit more about your work.
If your schedule permits it, would you be open to a conversation next week?
The positions I had wanted to share with you are part of a mission-critical team that combines software development, networking and systems engineering expertise to build and run large scale, massively distributed, fault-tolerant software systems and infrastructure.
Thanks for your time and have a good weekend.
Best regards,
Patrick

Replies with:

Hi Patrick,
Thank you for reaching out to me and complimenting me on the panic_bcast project, it is always flattering being recognized by entities greater than oneself.
Before properly answering your question I would like to give you some background about myself and my relation to Google.
As a kid growing up Google would always be the most interesting employee one working in the technical industry could possibly imagine. Google would flex very playfully in line with its ?Don?t do evil? agenda. I grew up as a very ideologically and principle driven individual, but foremost I was curios by nature. As a kid interested in information security and computers in general I quickly began exploring code by breaking it and systems by breaking into them driven by the force that information wanted to be free.
My father found out quickly and we had a long chat about life?s importance. He told me not to be wreckless because the future would consist of tyranny and powerless people. He told me that in the future the world?s power structures would depend much on what I would today categorize as cypherpunks and hackers.
I feel that the future that my father explained to me as a kid is today?s present. Google says ?Don?t do evil? on one hand, but on another hand Google also reads the contents of its users? emails and tracks their behavior on the Internet ? two things which I would characterise as directly evil. Google reads the emails that my mother is writing and tracking what my friends are buying. For advertisement purposes, Google says, and we only discovered the true consequences later when Edward Snowden blew the whistle.
It turned out that Google had been helping American and European intelligence agencies illegally wiretap their own citizens. ?We tried to fight back, we tried not to be evil!?, Google responds, but we never saw Google shut down its service in protest like Lavabit. We never saw Google fight back for the best of its users, which consists of a great majority of the world?s population. We saw Google justify its data inspection by saying that it was great for advertisement models.
We learned that Google is in fact doing very evil things to the majority of the world?s population. We learned that Google tends to sport the two edged sword. We learned that Google?s ?open source as much as possible? policy only applies as long as they don?t disrupt existing flows of cash.
We witnessed Google sending cease and desist letters to the developers and maintainers of the popular Android CyanogenMod for violating some patents by modifying open source elements of an open source licensed project.
We learned that Google?s friendliness is a marketing scheme. We learned that Google is not what we thought it would be, that it is not fighting for what?s best for humanity but for what?s best for its own dollar.
I am different from Google in this sense. My principles are not compatible with those that Google is displaying and has displayed throughout history.
Due to my principles I would much rather delete all data Google has collected about its users which consists of myself, my family, my friends, my co-workers and everybody that they know that connects to and uses popular services on the public Internet. I would not be able to sleep at night knowing that I worked for a company which was directly threatening and targeting the people that I love.
I would never be able to develop the tyrannical tools required to keep the Google wheels spinning. I am on the opposite side of the spectra. The project which you acknowledged, panic_bcast, I wrote to make it harder for law enforcement officers to gather evidence on political activists through cold boot attacks. Other projects I am mainly involved in because I believe in a free unregulated stream of information on the public Internet.
I am one of those lucky individuals who can afford to work only on projects which I choose, and I choose to only involve myself in projects that I believe contribute something positive to the planet?s population. Google is not very high on that list, therefor I must respectfully decline your job offer.
?Gentlemen do not read each other?s mail.? ? Henry L. Stimson
I wish you good luck on your quest to find the right candidate.
Regards,
Niklas

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I am so proud of this guy for turning down googles job offer because google thinks they are god. I do wonder how much they were willing to pay him had he taken it.
 
So proud of him too. What a great reply. Google is the most unethical company out there, preaching one thing, doing another - the fox in hen suit. Glad to see more awareness about it. Everyone, from grandpa to Jon Doe should know that the Chrome browser tracks every keystroke you type into it, the Android phones can listen in on you, see your location, take photos and what not. Google Glass is just about the creepiest f'n product I've ever seen. All in all Google used to be a great search company, now they are one helluva creepy bunch.
 
So proud of him too. What a great reply. Google is the most unethical company out there, preaching one thing, doing another - the fox in hen suit. Glad to see more awareness about it. Everyone, from grandpa to Jon Doe should know that the Chrome browser tracks every keystroke you type into it, the Android phones can listen in on you, see your location, take photos and what not. Google Glass is just about the creepiest f'n product I've ever seen. All in all Google used to be a great search company, now they are one helluva creepy bunch.
take photos? shit im fucked. :banana:
 
Great Guts this guy have to Turn down the Opportunity...

He is Right what he said in the reply, But hey, Who Would not like to work for Google...Seriously...
 
They don't give a shit.

They'll start giving shits when the average joes finally find out how Google really works. Most people don't even know that analytics and google ads track them....soon as people find out, Google's gonna have to change their attitude towards us.
 
So proud of him too. What a great reply. Google is the most unethical company out there, preaching one thing, doing another - the fox in hen suit. Glad to see more awareness about it. Everyone, from grandpa to Jon Doe should know that the Chrome browser tracks every keystroke you type into it, the Android phones can listen in on you, see your location, take photos and what not. Google Glass is just about the creepiest f'n product I've ever seen. All in all Google used to be a great search company, now they are one helluva creepy bunch.

So true... Even if you choose other systems like apple's products or microsoft's phones you'll still get tapped etc. You can't avoid getting traced, all you can do is don't let them gather info that will harm you (if you have any). Even using Tor, you get traced, because the internet is just a bunch of wires, and they control those wires. Thanks to that Hero ( Edward) we now know...
 
They'll start giving shits when the average joes finally find out how Google really works. Most people don't even know that analytics and google ads track them....soon as people find out, Google's gonna have to change their attitude towards us.

Nooooope...

Some stuff that has been happening lately:

The NSA is listening to all your calls, reading your mail and watching you through cameras on every step of your way. Nobody cares!
Russia invades a country overnight because it used to be theirs sometime in the past and nobody does anything!
And Google has been spending to much time with books like 1984 and Island, watches us and tracks us... nobody gives a damn!

Why? Because it is our nature.. simple as that.
 
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