I rarely use Google. In fact, I only use it when there is no other good option, as they have certain features that other search engines don’t offer. I avoid them because of their history of censorship, which I refuse to support.
My avoidance of Google was already set before I read this article. I wasn’t previously aware that Google was in bed with the intelligence community, although I’ve presumed for quite a while that this was a likely scenario. After all, how could an unethical, immoral head of any spy agency not drool over Google’s capabilities?
With all of Google’s shady activities, I suggest avoiding the site for your own privacy concerns and for ethical reasons.