Convergence - 4:57 pm on Feb 19, 2013 (gmt 0)
Despite everything we talk about here, Google still holds the line in many areas - for instance government demands for them to hand over data. Many times they do, but many other times they don't.
And the data that it does hand over may be the trade-off to be left alone in other areas.
US Gov is not "supposed" to spy on it's citizens. The Google, however, can collect whatever it can collect. Should what is collected be shared with the Gov, then the Gov has data they themselves are not able to collect about it's citizens - in the form of a 3rd party report...