or PR-lead "Don't be Evil" Anti-Censorship Policy China in line with U.S. Government's battle with China and to try to balance the many problems they have with privacy concerns, with anti-monopoly inquires, etc.
Sure, Google is not consistent in its outrage. CNN lists:
Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belarus, Brazil, Burma, Cuba, Ethiopia, Fiji, Indonesia, India, Iran, Morocco, North Korea, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Syria, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, the UAE, Uzbekistan, and Vietnam ... where Google is self-censoring results.
And you can add many other countries, e.g. Germany and more to come. Via / more at wired.com
Check out the rsf.org Press Freedom Index 2009