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

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

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

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

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Go Daddy is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Evil Internet Company

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Microsoft Corporation is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Evil Internet Company
Microsoft Corporation Consumer electronics, Software Publishing

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Google is listed (or ranked) 7 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?

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Zynga is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Evil Internet Company

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Yahoo! is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Evil Internet Company
Yahoo! Search Engine Marketing, Computer Integrated Systems Design Media

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Verizon Communications is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Evil Internet Company
Verizon Communications Telephone Communications, Except Radiotelephone Telecommunications

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Twitter is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Evil Internet Company

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

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eBay is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Evil Internet Company
eBay Online shopping, Internet Publishing and Broadcasting and Web Search Portal Business Services

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Charter Communications is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Evil Internet Company
Charter Communications Telecommunications, Cable television Cable and Other Pay Television Services

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

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Activision is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Evil Internet Company
Activision Video game industry, Prepackaged Software

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

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Verisign is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Evil Internet Company
Verisign Software development, Computer Telecommunications

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Etsy is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Evil Internet Company
Etsy It knowingly turns a blind eye to all the cheap, overseas resellers that make up the majority of its supposed "handmade" goods.

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MasterCard is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Evil Internet Company
MasterCard Financial Services, Business Services NEC

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United Airlines is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Evil Internet Company
United Airlines Transportation

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Foursquare is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Evil Internet Company

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Bell Media is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Evil Internet Company
Bell Media Mass media, Radio Broadcasting Digital media

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Pornhub is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Evil Internet Company

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Klout is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Evil Internet Company

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RealNetworks is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Evil Internet Company
RealNetworks Software development, Software Computer

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Deadknife Records is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Evil Internet Company

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Amazon.com is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Evil Internet Company
Amazon.com Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses, Retail Online service provider

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BuzzFeed is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Evil Internet Company
BuzzFeed clickity click

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Linkedin is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Evil Internet Company
Linkedin

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Spotify LTD is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Evil Internet Company

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Algérie Tél&eacu... is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Evil Internet Company
Algérie Télécom

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

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eMachines is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Evil Internet Company

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Instagram is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Evil Internet Company

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Yelp is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Evil Internet Company

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Weebly is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Evil Internet Company
Weebly

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Kidsblog is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Evil Internet Company
Kidsblog

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Pbskidsgo.org is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Evil Internet Company
Pbskidsgo.org

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CDW is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Evil Internet Company
CDW Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses

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Firestone Tire and Rubber Comp... is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Evil Internet Company

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

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Soundcloud is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Evil Internet Company
Soundcloud

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Weebly is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Most Evil Internet Company

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Last.FM is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Most Evil Internet Company
Last.FM

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Baidu is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Most Evil Internet Company
Baidu Internet Publishing and Broadcasting and Web Search Portal

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Internet Archive is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Most Evil Internet Company

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Reverbnation is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Most Evil Internet Company
Reverbnation

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Pbskids.org is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Most Evil Internet Company
Pbskids.org

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ranker.com is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Most Evil Internet Company