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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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611 136
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.

2
399 121
Comcast is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Evil Internet Company
Comcast Mass media, Telecommunications, Cable television

3
267 97
Time Warner is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Evil Internet Company
Time Warner Music industry, Mass media, Media

4
449 192
Apple is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Evil Internet Company

5
382 231
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
235 133
Go Daddy is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Evil Internet Company

7
292 228
Microsoft Corporation is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Evil Internet Company
Microsoft Corporation Consumer electronics, Software, Publishing

8
226 154
Twitter is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Evil Internet Company

9
132 61
Verizon Communications is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Evil Internet Company
superkiler12 added Verizon Communications Telephone Communications, Except Radiotelephone, Telecommunications

10
173 134
Yahoo! is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Evil Internet Company
Yahoo! Search Engine Marketing, Computer Integrated Systems Design, Media

11
136 73
Zynga is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Evil Internet Company
Desertrat89 added Zynga

12
72 16
BuzzFeed is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Evil Internet Company
darren-bell added BuzzFeed clickity click

13
150 126
Adobe Systems is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Evil Internet Company
Adobe Systems Software, Computer, Prepackaged Software

14
145 126
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

The Worst Consumer Security Breaches of All Time

15
129 114
Hulu is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Evil Internet Company

16
91 75
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
86 47
McAfee is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Evil Internet Company
RateMyTips added McAfee Computer security, Software, Computer

18
92 98
Activision is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Evil Internet Company
HMSvictory added Activision Video game industry, Prepackaged Software

19
58 41
MasterCard is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Evil Internet Company
MasterCard Financial Services, Business Services, NEC

20
133 161
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
47 26
United Airlines is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Evil Internet Company
jschro1861 added United Airlines Transportation

The Best Websites to Waste Your Time On

22
73 97
Verisign is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Evil Internet Company
Verisign Software development, Computer, Telecommunications

23
43 25
ranker.com is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Evil Internet Company
Phoenix234 added ranker.com

24
50 51
Etsy is listed (or ranked) 24 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.

25
53 62
YouTube is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Evil Internet Company
YouTube Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services

26
39 45
Foursquare is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Evil Internet Company

27
33 40
Bell Media is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Evil Internet Company
Bell Media Mass media, Radio Broadcasting, Digital media

28
15 3
Instagram is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Evil Internet Company
Natalie Yu added Instagram

List of Companies That Hire Felons

29
49 82
Klout is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Evil Internet Company

30
18 16
LinkedIn Corporation is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Evil Internet Company
Linkedin Social Networking Software, Online service provider

31
30 45
RealNetworks is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Evil Internet Company
RealNetworks Software development, Software, Computer

32
25 41
Deadknife Records is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Evil Internet Company

33
15 14
Visa Inc. is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Evil Internet Company
Visa Inc. Financial Services

34
4 3
Algérie Tél&eacu... is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Evil Internet Company
Sabry added Algérie Télécom

35
22 41
eMachines is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Evil Internet Company

People Arrested for Dumb Social Media Posts

36
5 1
CogniTech Corporation is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Evil Internet Company
74321 added CogniTech Corporation Utah worst company

37
2 0
AmericaOnline is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Evil Internet Company
nelsonofgod added AmericaOnline

38
2 0
AmericaOnline is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Evil Internet Company
nelsonofgod added AmericaOnline

39
47 98
Yelp is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Evil Internet Company

40
38 52
Spotify is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Evil Internet Company
cmm1285 added Spotify

41
15 39
Pornhub is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Evil Internet Company
Phoenix234 added Pornhub

42
13 22
Weebly is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Most Evil Internet Company
Weebly

Every Person Who Has Been Immortalized in a Google Doodle

43
16 26
Baidu is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Evil Internet Company
Baidu Internet Publishing and Broadcasting and Web Search Portal

44
11 23
Weebly is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Most Evil Internet Company

45
5 13
CDW is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Most Evil Internet Company
CDW Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses

46
7 16
Kidsblog is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Most Evil Internet Company
Kidsblog

47
9 19
Pbs.org is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Most Evil Internet Company
Pbs.org

48
13 22
Firestone Tire and Rubber Comp... is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Most Evil Internet Company
lesmoore37013 added Firestone Tire and Rubber Company Manufacturing

49
9 20
Soundcloud is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Most Evil Internet Company
Soundcloud

50
6 15
Pbskidsgo.org is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Most Evil Internet Company
Pbskidsgo.org