greenleaves - 5:25 pm on Mar 24, 2012 (gmt 0)
While I also know what line I'll stand in (and which is why I shamelessly trick google) I find it amazing how naive people are.
It's shocking! A for-profit company giving something out for 'FREE' and having an agenda in doing so.
Next thing we are going to see headlines that authorities don't necessarily do things in my best interest but rather in their own.
Funny thing is, Google's way right from the beginning was to data mine. They had a vision of mining the web to understand it's interconnectedness and in so provide a product everyone can use (and therefore everyone's eyeballs and information). The only difference back then is that people didn't put as much data on the web, and their ability to gather and interpret data was more limited.