If you love someone, set them free
However, this is a case when even a wary dude like me stops asking
Is that only for marketing?,
do they feel people don't trust the cloud enough?,
have they realized that to make the animal enter the cage you have to leave it a let-out?.
No, I will leave them in peace liberating the user data. Kudos to google!
Let's hope the other web and social network titans will do the same.