Should You Fear Google?

It seems that Google are flavour of the week: Google watch has published an article claiming “Google deserves your nomination for Big Brother of the Year”. Whilst I am a big supporter of privacy on the ‘net, and greatly dislike some of the dubious practices of some web sites, I think this is more than a little paranoid.
But, these guys fill a required niche, someone has to watch the big players lest they get carried away with their own power.
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