I think it is common practice to look at successful companies and then attempt to demonize them as being nefarious and evil in everything they do. No company is perfect but if anyone seriously thinks Google is out to take over the entire world through information they are a pure unadulterated idiot. But fear and worry sells magazines, webzines, and generate millions of internet hits.
I've received far more help and assistance from Google and Google maps than I have from any of the idiots claiming Google is the devil. Modern science and understanding tells me that the boogey man is not waiting around every corner. Life is not as nefarious and dangerous as the internet and the news make it out to be. So what if Google is capturing Wi-fi? Who cares. Ok, so they can look at nudies with the rest of us while they drive around and take pictures of boring roads - big deal.