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How dare they decide what's best for me, sometimes little things can be the best galling of all!
On previous occassions when Google have let their geolocation crew test some code on a live server, I've been set as far away as Japan.
Whoever is writing the geolocation code at Google, someone should give them a new set of crayons because they can't write too well with the ones they've got.
It's a day of annoyance every few months. Like being forced to suddenly play whack-a-mole. Completely unprofessional, and bordering on doing evil.
Google is trying to offer people the most relevant results for their area based on IP is probably aimed at boosting Adwords revenue ( may result in a better click through rate) this is all I can come up with it as it is nothing short of taking away people's freedom of choice and seems ludicrous .. is it even legal, maybe some lawyers in U.S. can comment?
I think that it may be a way that Google will use to allow them to comply more readily with national laws rather than one that breaks them.
My thinking is that if certain sites are illegal in country A, it will make it easy for Google to remove them from google.cctld without having to remove them across the board for all countries.