rlange - 3:44 pm on Sep 1, 2011 (gmt 0)
Noticed you ignored the Google and CIA/intelligence community relationship. Silence is thunder. :)
I'm assuming this was directed at me, so... If it seems as if I'm ignoring anything, it's because I actually have a job that I should be doing. I've already spent way too much of my company's time arguing this point here.
But, from your own link:
No one is accusing Google of directly collaborating with the CIA.
Well, except for some paranoiacs on the Internet, but they accuse people and companies of all sorts of things without proper regard for evidence, anyway, so we can just ignore them...
I'm not going to deny that various intelligence agencies the world over likely see value in the huge collection of data that Google has, but I'm also not going to put the cart before the horse, so to speak. I don't let paranoia dictate my world view and behavior.