Man, not even Google can withstand the awesome power of someone complaining about them on the Internet. The company rejected three anti-Google text ads from Consumer Watchdog, but then changed its mind when the group very publicly cried foul. This came with a lot of complicated legal word salad about trademarks in ad text and keyword targeting and so on, but the basic issue here is that more dirt has been thrown on Google's image as a happy, friendly corporation. Its possible alliance with Verizon on the issue of net neutrality is the latest stain on Google's reputation, but there's always been the icky question of what it does with all that information it collects. Yes, Consumer Watchdog goes a bit moonbatty on the subject of Google, but Google's initial rejection of the ads is just shady—and its flip-flopping doesn't make it look much better.