Sgt_Kickaxe - 11:59 am on Sep 20, 2011 (gmt 0)
WASTE OF TIME !
Google's in the business of collecting data and their partners include government, the NSA and others. Google has honed their collecting skills to the point they capture sensitive information all the time, a sub base that's not supposed to exist or top secret satellite activity for example. Their watching skills rival that of, and perhaps are aided by, our own government and military.
Does anyone really believe that the outcome of this panzy arse panel will do anything but whitewash Google even further? Perhaps this is even a pre-emptive move, so that they can say "we're closely watched" later on when someone discovers questionable activity, such as camera equipment mysteriously capturing people's wifi and personal data "by accident".
Smoke and mirrors, Google is too well connected and will remain that way so long as they stay on the cutting edge of watching YOU.
Brett, can you remove that +1 button from the bottom of the page now, please? It's hardly getting used but is most assuredly gathering data, perhaps if some branches of government are questioning how big google has become maybe we should too ?