there's always a few that play the black and white game to understand today's complex issues, makes it easier for them make simple decisions.
the only reason that I believe that goggle doesn't want to fork over this data is that at some point what actually is being data mined will come out and show just how "evil" they are.
Agreed...it's all about the grays. As an excellent skinner Greg you certainly know the spectrum of gray. It's very hard to come to a consensus when some play the black and white game. I wouldn't want to be put in the position of our leaders who on one hand are charged with our security and on the other with their oath "to preserve, protect and defend" our Constitution. Whether they do one or the other, there will be someone to "blame". It's gotten to a truly impossible place. Cooperation and compromise are myths. Power is what it's all about.
I have no easy solution to all this. I do know that the surveillance we undergo is nothing compared to other places. The American companies that created this software did test and sharpen them abroad.