Frankly - I don't care if they are telling the truth or not -
I get provided with decent services that help me with my digital and my real life.
Streetview is a godsend and genuinely useful beyond the "oh look there is my house" novelty.
Android despite it's bugs is an absolute joy and being able to do such simple things like VPN into my home network and check the CCTV or fix an error with the weather station is something that always make me smile.
Chrome sync despite it's obvious security worries is still something that I enjoy - knowing that I can for instance visit Netweather on my mobile and check the lighting radar without logging in because I have already logged in on my laptop.
Google Mail is still infinitely better than Yahoo who I used to use.
Google Maps was and still is one of the most amazing products ever to come out of Google and still something that I use *at least* weekly.
As for advertising - I still hold the opinion that if I have to see adverts as I go about the internet - I would still prefer to see adverts about stuff I am actually interested in - rather than generic stuff.
So yes - there might well be plenty of reasons to distrust Google - but I'm not going to stop using them anytime soon......
As for people bringing up the WiFi thing again - sorry but I still hold the opinion that if people were stupid enough to broadcast unencrypted - that is their own stupid fault.