Reno - 10:47 pm on Aug 30, 2011 (gmt 0)
There is a fine line between building a property to provide a service and building a property to harvest real personal data.
"real personal data" is extremely valuable, in both financial terms and political terms, so it should not surprise anyone that Google will want more, not less, real personal data. It keeps their stock value high and gives them a very big stick to hold, as they know more & more about every single one of us. To my eyes, it's simply the latest completely predictable behavior on their part, and rest assured, it will continue.