Google's response should be "If the Govt asked us nicely , maybe we could have thought about it. But now, they can F*** Off! ".
Right. I'm sure if they had just asked for advice on the best way to search out the site owners, they would have gotten cooperation. But to go in there and demand *all* search records is just not fair to Google or its users. Plus, it smells like there are ulterior motives or something.
I don't want to get alarmist either but it's pretty hard to just say - oh okay, track my searches, track my location through my cell phone or some device built into cars, let the NSA sift through all communications and if you happen to find some word in one of my messages that's on your list - just get a secret search warrant from FISA and eavesdrop on me...
They'd find it pretty boring, by the way, and I think they'd end up disappointed with my ordinary life. But still - I think you know what I'm saying.