g1smd - 9:48 am on Aug 19, 2013 (gmt 0)
As, presumably, the American courts take no interest in what Google does in other countries, it appears that for all of it's operations outside of the US, Google considers it is accountable to no-one and is above the law.
The creepy line is waaaaay back there in the distance.
I sometimes think about old movies where a corrupt organisation is hell-bent on taking over, but presents a friendly face to the world - only a few people know the truth and engage in trying to stop it. Google more and more reminds me of those stories.