Complete bullshit, Google should have just gone dark in France for two days. Mainly because the privacy laws in Europe are completely nuts.
Go ahead I will say. We are fortunate Google isn't the only game in town. Yahoo! and Bing works decently for most things. No one is going to lose any sleep.
Don't see much changing as far as google goes... since when has google done anything that people actually asked for
but that said GO FRANCE GO!