Google is full of people trying to do cool things with technology. Occasionally they make mistakes because they're human, but they're not trying to take over the world or sell your soul to advertisers. It always annoys me when people make cynical assumptions to the contrary, and it will continue to even after I've left.
I think it was Gordon B. Hinckley who said that, after traveling all around the world and meeting all kinds of people, he was convinced that people are all basically good. So that applies to employees of large technology companies too.
And yes, I'm even willing to give Facebook that benefit of the doubt.
If you're willing, I'd be happy to discuss the issue.
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