Mocality, Kenya’s largest business directory, received some confusing calls by customers in the directory. A bit of analysis led to Google, who was doing anything but not being evil:
Since October, Google’s GKBO appears to have been systematically accessing Mocality’s database and attempting to sell their competing product to our business owners. They have been telling untruths about their relationship with us, and about our business practices, in order to do so. As of January 11th, nearly 30% of our database has apparently been contacted.