tangor - 12:01 am on Dec 19, 2010 (gmt 0)
They are taking on even more of a role of Internet Police and watchdog.
Is Google sure they want to take on this responsibility? Once one claims to have knowledge of illegal acts (most countries/jurisdictions) they have a duty to REMOVE such activity. FAILURE to do so can open the "watcher/whistleblower" to litigation if they do not mitigate the danger/activity when it is in their power/knowledge to do so.
Somebody did not think this through, because once you say you have the ability others will rely on it to their detriment.