"'We concluded that although we weren't wild about the restrictions, it was even worse to not try to serve those users at all,' Schmidt said. 'We actually did an evil scale and decided not to serve at all was worse evil,' he said, referring to the company's famous 'don't be evil' creed."You hate to see that kind of censorship, but as they said, is some capability better than none? Also later it talks about the gov trying to get search records for criminal cases. The larger google gets, and the more "market share" they have, the more the pressure will be applied.