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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
680 154
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
452 130
Comcast is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Evil Internet Company
Mass media, Telecommunications, Cable television

3
305 107
Time Warner is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Evil Internet Company
Music industry, Mass media, Media

4
491 212
Apple is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Evil Internet Company

5
424 251
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
261 165
Twitter is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Evil Internet Company

7
319 251
Microsoft Corporation is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Evil Internet Company
Consumer electronics, Software, Publishing

8
247 154
Go Daddy is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Evil Internet Company

9
157 71
Verizon Communications is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Evil Internet Company
superkiler12 added Telephone Communications, Except Radiotelephone, Telecommunications

10
98 24
BuzzFeed is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Evil Internet Company
darren-bell added clickity click

11
188 154
Yahoo! is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Evil Internet Company
Search Engine Marketing, Computer Integrated Systems Design, Media

12
145 88
Zynga is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Evil Internet Company
Desertrat89 added

13
160 140
Adobe Systems is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Evil Internet Company
Software, Computer, Prepackaged Software

14
154 141
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
101 85
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
104 56
McAfee is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Evil Internet Company
RateMyTips added Computer security, Software, Computer

17
134 130
Hulu is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Evil Internet Company

18
99 109
Activision is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Evil Internet Company
HMSvictory added Video game industry, Prepackaged Software

19
76 70
YouTube is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Evil Internet Company
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services

20
76 51
MasterCard is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Evil Internet Company
Financial Services, Business Services, NEC

21
63 35
United Airlines is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Evil Internet Company
jschro1861 added Transportation

22
153 180
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
31 7
Instagram is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Evil Internet Company
Natalie Yu added

24
58 59
Etsy is listed (or ranked) 24 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.

25
75 106
Verisign is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Evil Internet Company
Software development, Computer, Telecommunications

26
54 37
ranker.com is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Evil Internet Company
Phoenix234 added

27
29 19
Visa Inc. is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Evil Internet Company
Financial Services

28
43 52
Foursquare is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Evil Internet Company

29
37 46
Bell Media is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Evil Internet Company
Mass media, Radio Broadcasting, Digital media

30
27 23
LinkedIn Corporation is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Evil Internet Company
Linkedin Social Networking Software, Online service provider

31
35 51
RealNetworks is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Evil Internet Company
Software development, Software, Computer

32
51 90
Klout is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Evil Internet Company

33
27 47
Deadknife Records is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Evil Internet Company

34
25 46
eMachines is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Evil Internet Company

35
52 104
Yelp is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Evil Internet Company

36
46 59
Spotify is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Evil Internet Company
cmm1285 added

37
6 8
Algérie Tél&eacu... is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Evil Internet Company
Sabry added Algérie Télécom

38
23 52
Porn Hub is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Evil Internet Company
Phoenix234 added

39
21 31
Baidu is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Evil Internet Company
Internet Publishing and Broadcasting and Web Search Portal

40
6 6
CogniTech Corporation is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Evil Internet Company
74321 added CogniTech Corporation

Utah worst company

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

42
4 5
AmericaOnline is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Most Evil Internet Company
nelsonofgod added AmericaOnline

43
14 28
Weebly is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Evil Internet Company
Weebly

44
15 26
Firestone Tire and Rubber Comp... is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Most Evil Internet Company
lesmoore37013 added Manufacturing

45
7 19
CDW is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Most Evil Internet Company
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses

46
12 29
Weebly is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Most Evil Internet Company

47
8 21
Kidsblog is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Most Evil Internet Company
Kidsblog

48
10 27
Soundcloud is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Most Evil Internet Company
Soundcloud

49
7 22
Pbskidsgo.org is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Most Evil Internet Company
Pbskidsgo.org

50
10 28
Pbs.org is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Most Evil Internet Company
Pbs.org