Vaidhyanathan argues that, “we trust google with our personal info and preferences and without access to knowledge because we trust technology that satisfies our prejudices.”
I do believe this is true, people do blindly trust google. Your google profile is molded to fit what your search history is. YouTube which is owned by Google is a great example. What to watch option, looks at your history to recommended users videos. Just recommending videos tells users that Google looks at user’s preferences without their knowledge. Since it does satisfies the users taste, most users do not think twice about it, trusting google. Chrome, another example saves usernames and passwords to make it easier for users. With this you don’t have to re-type usernames and password everything it’s asked. Google stores that personal info and since it satisfies users, users don’t fear it. I do trust Google, to some extent. Google is a search engine, it is up to me and my knowledge to see which sites are safe and useful. I am a person who doesn’t display personal information in sites. It is up to the users to see what information is out there and if they don’t like it, there are options. I also do like that Google stores my preferences, it makes my life easier and I see content that I like.