CNet and Google in a Playground Fight

By Deane Barker on August 6, 2005

Google blackballs reporters, CNET: Nothing more fun than a pissing contest between tech giants.

Google Inc. has blacklisted all CNET reporters for a year, after the popular technology news website published personal information of one of Google’s founders in a story about growing privacy concerns for the Internet search engine, according to a CNET statement.

The offending story used Google to find out information about Google’s CEO, like how much he’s worth, where he lives, what he does in his spare time, etc.