whilst we all may have expected this kind of behaviour from Google, it is still something to watch out for.
Generally big internet companies that provide you with a "free" service will ultimately want something in return and that is your data.
For Google, Twitter, Facebook etc. we are the products and our privacy rights we unwittingly give away to them for some "free" services.
Besides the privacy point there is one more extremely dangerous side-note here, will Google next become our news censorship court as well?