Yes actually, I do expect there to be some sympathy. Because everyone bitches when the NSA does it.
I don't disagree with you, but the hypocrisy of "but that's the job of the NSA" that I hear when someone points this out is maddening.
This was clearly wrong, they targeted another country's corporation, and one that has a huge impact on the Internet, worldwide.
And one which was doing business in their country. Like it or not, Google in India is subject to India's laws.
How many corporations and people in foreign countries have been targeted by the NSA? How many people think that is wrong?
There are an alarming number of people who basically say it's OK when the NSA does it, because that's their mandate.
It's only fair that you either get to protest when every and any country pulls something like this, or not at all.
Oh, I agree, and I disagree with the practice in general. But, as I said, it's appalling just how many Americans keep saying "it's fine when we do it, it's wrong when you do it".
I'm just reminding people of the apparent double standard which gets applied here and in the news.
Me, I think for a country to decide that their laws/desires trumps the rights of people in other countries, you lose some credibility when someone does the exact same thing to you.