skibum - 3:45 am on Sep 7, 2011 (gmt 0)
It's turning in to GoTo.com v.2. The web community essentially handed Google all their power. Site owners took the free candy and now maybe it is starting to sour. Gmail, Analytics, Checkout,, etc... And handed them all the data they have. Before Google analytics, if someone came into your business and asked to see all your business info they would have been tossed out of the store, especially if it was the salesman who sold the business all it's advertising. Google walked right in and everyone just handed over all the data!
Don't like what Google does, stop using their products and services or at least log out of them when you are done checking email or whatever.