if I wanted some sort of protection from malware there are many places where I can get it by asking, I do not need to be protected involuntarily.
...but most people don't know (and don't want to know) how to protect themselves. This isn't outright censorship. I don't think of it as the works of a "nanny state" at all. I, for one, commend Google for their service, and hope they don't experience an event like this one again.
All power corrupts, but we need electricity.