"No you're not, you're getting real, live data from your biggest competitor. This isn't the users' data, this is Googles data."
But it isn't. It's data about what end users are doing, no matter while site they are on. Yes, that data includes information from Google, but it isn't as sinister as directly copying from them, it's a side effect of Google's market dominance.
"But then Microsoft has been copying everything else in the industry for twenty years, this isn't exactly surprising."
Welcome to the world of business.
"There's that word again, deluded. So which of their competitors do you think Google are copying?"
The way they copied the Bing image search UI, you mean? I'm not criticising them. Like I said, this is the world of business, where everyone copies anything worth having if they can get away with it. As an end user, I benefit. Google isn't exactly a benevolent god either, why should I defend them?