Interesting. Last week I had praised Google for not giving in to the US government. This week it seems that while they may have been fighting the good fight in that respect, they were falling over themselves to help the US government in another.
According to the sources attending last week’s conference of intelligence professionals, Google is working with a US intelligence agency to provide much more detailed information on its search engine users than that being requested by the Justice Department. The contractor said three employees of an intelligence agency he declined to identify are in Mountain View, Calif. where Google is based, working with the company to leverage the search engine company’s user data monitoring capability in the interests of national security.