It seems like every time we write the name "Google" in a headline, it is proceeded by "vs.": Google vs. Apple, Google vs. Microsoft, Google vs. Yahoo, Google vs. China, Google vs. Facebook*... but this week we can add an unlikely new contender to the list: Communications Minister Stephen Conroy.

As Bernard Keane reported on The Stump yesterday, Conroy used Monday's Senate Estimates meeting to launch a ten-minute tirade on the search engine giant for collecting private wi-fi data while constructing its Street View mapping service.