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The most evil Internet company is the one that requires you to add them on Facebook to read an article, makes you sign away your first born in their terms of service, and invades your privacy, including all your contacts on your smartphone. These evil Internet companies do all of that and then some but provide services that are so vital to our digital lives that we allow them to do these things anyway.

If there was a scumbag Internet company meme, these well-known websites, social networks, domain registrars, and online services would all appear there with the trademark backwards hat. For one reason or another, all of these companies are hated for their shady practices, privacy concerns, or ways they've screwed over the little guy en route to becoming wildly successful.

It's not a coincidence that some of the biggest and most popular Internet companies are also the most evil. Google and Facebook, the two websites that lead all others in terms of traffic and their user base, are the first two that come to mind. Both have been in the news for various customer concerns, including dipping their hands into the unknowing private information of people around the globe, but both also offer industry leading services that many of us simply cannot live without.

Other companies, such as the iPhone innovator Apple, the domain registrar, Go Daddy, and the online payment service PayPal, may not be universally used like the big companies, but each also does something that puts them in the "evil" category.

Have a grudge against an Internet company? Find an evil company that we missed? Add it or vote for it below and tell us why the company is evil in the comments. It might not make the company change their evil ways, but hopefully, it will provide a bit of solace instead.

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549 129
Facebook is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Evil Internet Company
JoĆ£oNuno added Facebook Social Network - Facebook wouldn't exist if we didn't voluntarily share our personal data.

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2
357 114
Comcast is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Evil Internet Company
Comcast Mass media, Telecommunications, Cable television

3
246 87
Time Warner is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Evil Internet Company
Time Warner Music industry, Mass media, Media

4
417 179
Apple is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Evil Internet Company

5
352 214
Google is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Evil Internet Company
Google Search Engine Marketing, Advertising, Software - In Nov. 2013, Google will include users' names and photos in their ads unless users opt-out. Evil?

6
222 121
Go Daddy is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Evil Internet Company

7
276 210
Microsoft Corporation is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Evil Internet Company
Microsoft Corporation Consumer electronics, Software, Publishing

8
211 142
Twitter is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Evil Internet Company

9
128 64
Zynga is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Evil Internet Company
Desertrat89 added Zynga

10
163 124
Yahoo! is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Evil Internet Company
Yahoo! Search Engine Marketing, Computer Integrated Systems Design, Media

11
111 54
Verizon Communications is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Evil Internet Company
superkiler12 added Verizon Communications Telephone Communications, Except Radiotelephone, Telecommunications

12
142 114
Adobe Systems is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Evil Internet Company
Adobe Systems Software, Computer, Prepackaged Software

13
52 12
BuzzFeed is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Evil Internet Company
darren-bell added BuzzFeed clickity click

14
136 115
eBay is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Evil Internet Company
eBay Online shopping, Internet Publishing and Broadcasting and Web Search Portal, Business Services

15
119 107
Hulu is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Evil Internet Company

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83 71
Charter Communications is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Evil Internet Company
arun added Charter Communications Telecommunications, Cable television, Cable and Other Pay Television Services

17
74 42
McAfee is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Evil Internet Company
RateMyTips added McAfee Computer security, Software, Computer

18
89 91
Activision is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Evil Internet Company
HMSvictory added Activision Video game industry, Prepackaged Software

19
34 12
ranker.com is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Evil Internet Company
Phoenix234 added ranker.com

20
123 148
Amazon.com is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Evil Internet Company
Amazon.com Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses, Retail, Online service provider

21
70 91
Verisign is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Evil Internet Company
Verisign Software development, Computer, Telecommunications

22
50 38
MasterCard is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Evil Internet Company
MasterCard Financial Services, Business Services, NEC

23
45 46
Etsy is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Evil Internet Company
Desertrat89 added Etsy It knowingly turns a blind eye to all the cheap, overseas resellers that make up the majority of its supposed "handmade" goods.

24
38 24
United Airlines is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Evil Internet Company
jschro1861 added United Airlines Transportation

25
35 41
Foursquare is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Evil Internet Company

26
29 36
Bell Media is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Evil Internet Company
Bell Media Mass media, Radio Broadcasting, Digital media

27
48 78
Klout is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Evil Internet Company

28
29 41
RealNetworks is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Evil Internet Company
RealNetworks Software development, Software, Computer

29
39 59
YouTube is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Evil Internet Company
YouTube Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services

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24 38
Deadknife Records is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Evil Internet Company

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7 1
Instagram is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Evil Internet Company
Natalie Yu added Instagram

32
13 13
Linkedin is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Evil Internet Company
Linkedin

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11 12
Visa Inc. is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Evil Internet Company
Visa Inc. Financial Services

34
2 1
Algérie Tél&eacu... is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Evil Internet Company
Sabry added Algérie Télécom

35
37 46
Spotify LTD is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Evil Internet Company
cmm1285 added Spotify

36
20 39
eMachines is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Evil Internet Company

37
45 96
Yelp is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Evil Internet Company

38
11 21
Weebly is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Evil Internet Company
Weebly

39
6 13
Kidsblog is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Evil Internet Company
Kidsblog

40
5 12
Pbskidsgo.org is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Evil Internet Company
Pbskidsgo.org

41
4 11
CDW is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Evil Internet Company
CDW Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses

42
6 14
Pbs.org is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Most Evil Internet Company
Pbs.org

43
12 20
Firestone Tire and Rubber Comp... is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Evil Internet Company
lesmoore37013 added Firestone Tire and Rubber Company Manufacturing

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9 32
Pornhub is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Most Evil Internet Company
Phoenix234 added Pornhub

45
12 24
Baidu is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Most Evil Internet Company
Baidu Internet Publishing and Broadcasting and Web Search Portal

46
9 22
Weebly is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Most Evil Internet Company

47
7 18
Soundcloud is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Most Evil Internet Company
Soundcloud

48
5 15
Last.FM is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Most Evil Internet Company
Last.FM

49
8 21
Reverbnation is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Most Evil Internet Company
Reverbnation

50
5 18
Pbskids.org is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Most Evil Internet Company
Pbskids.org