You'd be aware by now of Stephen Conroy's extended attacks on Google and Facebook during Estimates hearings on Monday night (read the full transcript here.)

It's easy to be cynical about Conroy's assault on Google. Clearly, he wouldn't have made it if they had played nice on the net filter rather than make him look silly.  The fact that it was, as Senator Scott Ludlam put it, an exercise in "corporate assassination" was shown by the fact that when, having let Conroy rant for a solid 8-10 minutes about Google's violation of privacy, Senator Mary Jo Fisher asked him whether, given how exercised he was about its collection of wi-fi data, he'd actually done anything about it. Conroy admitted he hadn't.