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Internet The Most Evil Internet Company  

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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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1
670 150
Facebook is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Evil Internet Company
JoĆ£oNuno added Social Network - Facebook wouldn't exist if we didn't voluntarily share our personal data.

2
444 130
Comcast is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Evil Internet Company
Mass media, Telecommunications, Cable television

3
299 107
Time Warner is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Evil Internet Company
Music industry, Mass media, Media

4
481 210
Apple is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Evil Internet Company

5
414 249
Google is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Evil Internet Company
Search Engine Marketing, Advertising, Software - In Nov. 2013, Google will include users' names and photos in their ads unless users opt-out. Evil?

6
255 165
Twitter is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Evil Internet Company

7
316 248
Microsoft Corporation is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Evil Internet Company
Consumer electronics, Software, Publishing

8
244 153
Go Daddy is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Evil Internet Company

9
154 70
Verizon Communications is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Evil Internet Company
superkiler12 added Telephone Communications, Except Radiotelephone, Telecommunications

10
93 24
BuzzFeed is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Evil Internet Company
darren-bell added clickity click

11
186 154
Yahoo! is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Evil Internet Company
Search Engine Marketing, Computer Integrated Systems Design, Media

12
142 88
Zynga is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Evil Internet Company
Desertrat89 added

13
159 139
Adobe Systems is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Evil Internet Company
Software, Computer, Prepackaged Software

14
154 140
eBay is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Evil Internet Company
Online shopping, Internet Publishing and Broadcasting and Web Search Portal, Business Services

15
100 84
Charter Communications is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Evil Internet Company
arun added Telecommunications, Cable television, Cable and Other Pay Television Services

16
102 55
McAfee is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Evil Internet Company
RateMyTips added Computer security, Software, Computer

17
132 129
Hulu is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Evil Internet Company

18
98 108
Activision is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Evil Internet Company
HMSvictory added Video game industry, Prepackaged Software

19
73 50
MasterCard is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Evil Internet Company
Financial Services, Business Services, NEC

20
72 70
YouTube is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Evil Internet Company
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services

21
60 34
United Airlines is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Evil Internet Company
jschro1861 added Transportation

22
148 178
Amazon.com is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Evil Internet Company
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses, Retail, Online service provider

23
58 58
Etsy is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Evil Internet Company
Desertrat89 added It knowingly turns a blind eye to all the cheap, overseas resellers that make up the majority of its supposed "handmade" goods.

24
28 7
Instagram is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Evil Internet Company
Natalie Yu added

25
74 105
Verisign is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Evil Internet Company
Software development, Computer, Telecommunications

26
52 36
ranker.com is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Evil Internet Company
Phoenix234 added

27
28 18
Visa Inc. is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Evil Internet Company
Financial Services

28
42 51
Foursquare is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Evil Internet Company

29
36 45
Bell Media is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Evil Internet Company
Mass media, Radio Broadcasting, Digital media

30
26 22
LinkedIn Corporation is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Evil Internet Company
Linkedin Social Networking Software, Online service provider

31
34 50
RealNetworks is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Evil Internet Company
Software development, Software, Computer

32
50 89
Klout is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Evil Internet Company

33
26 46
Deadknife Records is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Evil Internet Company

34
24 45
eMachines is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Evil Internet Company

35
51 103
Yelp is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Evil Internet Company

36
44 58
Spotify is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Evil Internet Company
cmm1285 added

37
5 7
Algérie Tél&eacu... is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Evil Internet Company
Sabry added Algérie Télécom

38
22 49
Porn Hub is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Evil Internet Company
Phoenix234 added

39
6 5
CogniTech Corporation is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Evil Internet Company
74321 added CogniTech Corporation Utah worst company

40
4 3
AmericaOnline is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Evil Internet Company
nelsonofgod added AmericaOnline

41
4 4
AmericaOnline is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Evil Internet Company
nelsonofgod added AmericaOnline

42
19 30
Baidu is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Most Evil Internet Company
Internet Publishing and Broadcasting and Web Search Portal

43
14 26
Weebly is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Evil Internet Company
Weebly

44
15 25
Firestone Tire and Rubber Comp... is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Most Evil Internet Company
lesmoore37013 added Manufacturing

45
12 27
Weebly is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Most Evil Internet Company

46
7 18
CDW is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Most Evil Internet Company
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses

47
8 20
Kidsblog is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Most Evil Internet Company
Kidsblog

48
10 26
Soundcloud is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Most Evil Internet Company
Soundcloud

49
7 21
Pbskidsgo.org is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Most Evil Internet Company
Pbskidsgo.org

50
10 27
Pbs.org is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Most Evil Internet Company
Pbs.org