Secret Google Barge off San Francisco is an Offshore Data Center

Cnet has learned that Google is building a secret data center off the coast of San Francisco.  Made of connected shipping containers that are painted white, the entire structure sits on a barge.  Google has been quiet on the project, denying any involvement.  Signs on the outside confirm the secret nature of the project, stating all cell phones or recording devices are strictly prohibited.  Thats funny coming from a company that made a fortune with such devices.  This coincides with the recent released Google Glass head-mounted recording device.  The sea-bound nature is surprising because it suggests that google is perhaps trying to operate in international waters, outside of US jurisdiction.  Google is perhaps trying to bypass privacy rights.