The data Google collects is the price paid by the users of its "free" services. I can't see how anyone can argue that an exchange of value is not taking place here.
Anyone who exchanges one thing of value for another can be considered a customer. Data is the currency that Google accepts as payment for many of its services in lieu of cash. I could see a reasonable court ordering that data deleted if proper service is not provided.
That is, afterall, the currency they currently accept for many of the services they provide.
That is very well known, and they trade that payment for cash from advertisers.
I still remember going through the duck and cover drills.
Not necessarily, could be they don't want to have to bicker with a bunch of other nations over which experiments take priority.
It could also be that they have experiments they want to perform that wouldn't be allowed on the International Space Station.
Never heard anyone refer to one of those devices as a tablet.
I'm already hearing people refer to these things as "Pads". The most important thing is that people understand what a Pad is. The individual device qualities and pricing will differentate themselves.
If the money isn't flowing, then the market isn't free. Any private entreprise, be it Google are whoever, that diverts money to itself is anti-free market.
...ever offering up better search results that didn't include Google results.
Then that is the fault of the senders not doing there due diligence. Even real physical address schemes get changed now and then to meet modern needs.
We all learned early on that email addresses are only temporary. Anyone who expects that an ancient of numbers would lead them to the same person as they did years ago is a fool.
The only banks I deal with pay me to have access to my money, not the other way around.
You should think a bit more about what the phrase "your own money" means before you get all up in arms. Free access to that which is yours is a right, not a convenience.