“Google has refused to speak to reporters at CNET’s online news site after it ran a story that used Google’s chief executive to illustrate how easily the company’s search engine finds personal information.
Google told News.com, the online tech news service of CNET Networks, last week that it would not speak to any of its reporters for a year, according to News.com’s editor.

The crux of Mills’ story was about the vast amounts of information Google collects that is unavailable to the public. For example, Google software scans user emails to learn what kind of advertising might appeal to the user.
Mills wrote in her story that “hackers, zealous government investigators, or even a Google insider who falls short of the company’s ethics standards could abuse that information.”” (Age)