>>>It's very easy to project our own mindset onto an other - easy but dangerous. It's very easy to think of "a company" as if it were "a person" - also dangerous, because companies are not people.
I agree. People need to think of a company as a COMPANY. Not a force for good or evil or anything else.
Here's what's universally true about corporations: They are motivated by profit.
If it benefits Google to tell you the truth about what they're doing they will. If it does not, they won't.
In my experience working in the corporate world, corporations almost never tell the truth about what they're doing... because it almost never benefits them to do so.
They aren't good or evil, they are motivated purely by self-interest.
People can be altruistic. Corporations, at their root, cannot.
So I'm not sure why people just accept everything Google says as truth. Odds are it's not.