Recent events prove if your travel plans include countries where government is both unstable and hostile to the USA, your chances of escaping a long prison term are much better if you work for Google, than if you work for Obama.
Cases in point: in Egypt, Wael Ghonim - Google’s head of marketing for the Middle East and North Africa — was seized by Egyptian secret police on January 28th and accused of being instrumental in the protests seeking to overthrow the government.
On the very same day in Pakistan; US Embassy employee Raymond Davis was attacked by two bandits. Davis shot in self–defense and killed both robbers, but was arrested and charged with murder by Pakistani police.
Davis is not your average gun–toting tourist. He travels with a diplomatic passport that should give him immunity from prosecution, regardless of the charge. Ghonim has no such advantage.