Google and the CIA

Several years ago, at the first Supernova conference in Palo Alto, I was lucky enough to meet Sergei Brin one of the founders of Google. Even then it was clear that they were an intrinsic part of the global brain and I asked him what they would do, being based in the US, if they were asked to spider some bits of the web better than others - or not - by the US government.

Like Robert says this may turn out to be nothing but it looks like the question has been raised elsewhere.

I am just surprised it took so long .....

[Update - it's untrue]