You see, Google is as much complicit as any other ISP in cooperating with our beloved U.S. government in handing over your private data without a warrant. The government waltzes in simply cherry picks whatever they are looking for unimpeded.
This is flouting our privacy rights and, with each successive day, more and more of our constitutional rights are being dismantled in the name of fighting terrorism.
"At what point do we stop taking away our rights?", is an open question everyone should be thinking about. Because, the latest news regarding disclosure of the NSA's Prism project confirms just how far 'out of hand' things have progressed with the overreach by our government into our private affairs. Seeing such news, one wonders where we will be in five years. I fear the erosion of our rights will continue unless these projects are abandoned.
Your only recourse in fighting back to hold off these intrusions?:
Folks, I cannot stress this enough. There is no other option if you plan on storing any personal data on the Internet other than encryption to keep prying eyes from reading it.