Friday Flashback: Marissa Mayer On Google As “Big Brother”
5:15 pm, December 16th | by Hillary Reinsberg
We enjoy following the current day-to-day lives of the powerful women. But sometimes it’s fun to look back and remember how those women ended up where they are today. Each Friday, we’ll dig up a vintage video starring your favorite leading ladies in their early days.
Today: Google VP Marissa Mayer talks about the fear of Google acting as a “big brother” type of figure.
Normally, we wouldn’t consider five years ago to be much of a flashback. But in the case of Google, it’s almost half the company’s lifetime. As the company grew, executives had to consistently defend themselves and explain why they were storing information about people. Have those fears been entirely squashed today? No, but it’s definitely not as bad as it used to be. As they say, “Don’t be evil.”