you are filming a police officer from 30 feet out. The police officer walks towards you. You back away. The police officer draws his gun and tells you to stop backing away. You tell him you have to stay at least 25 feet away from him to film him. you get shot.
What the fuck is wrong with you and why do you have such a hard-on for Google?
It is the same method that they use increase the length of copyright. Expansion of influence via normalization, in one case its "they have a longer length of copyright, you should also", in the case of Google, they get the biggest player on the block to bow to them, and then go after the smaller search engines saying "they are doing this, you should also".
If you are in the business of keeping a country safe, you do not torture people. You torture people if you want job security, as that is the simplest way to turn people against you and turn them into threats ....
They spy and hear all the nasty things people are saying about the government. This leads to paranoia, and a drive to find all the people responsible for these nasty words. Which leads to them hearing even more nasty thing ... rinse, lather, repeat.
Meanwhile the real bad guys are using encrypted methods of communication and eluding all this craziness.
Has crying wolf on terrorism lost its ability to sway the population, is that why you are now resorting to the big gun of fear statements, "For the Children".
I for one cringe every time I hear the words "to protect you from (insert flavor of the day threat here)" or "for the children". History shows, each time these phrases are used, you are attempting to reduce peoples rights.
I am sure that most people, would prefer children live under the threat of abduction, rather than the totalitarian, 1984 style surveillance state, the US federal government seems intent on creating.