I for one cheer for google !
At least Google is putting it's money where its mouth is.
While not totally out of China, they have dropped censorship and moved out of mainland China, rather than paying lip service to anti censorship and then bending over forwards for the local despots (Ya-bing.. I am looking at you)
Now they are taking up the good fight against censorship in Australia and I applaud them for it.
People complaining that google is hoarding their data. They may well be. I am not saying Google is the paragon of virtue, but if you don't want your data horded. Don't put it on the internet!
While this is difficult when it's business and govt doing it for you, you can take personal responsibility and look after your own data.
I pisses me off when people whine they lost a job because the posted a LJ blog slagging off their employer, under their own name. They blame google because their stupid post got indexed.
If you wouldn't post it in a public street.. don't post it on the internet....