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Windows 7: Google Engineer Fired over Privacy Violations

15 Sep 2010   #1

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Google Engineer Fired over Privacy Violations

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Google has confirmed firing one of its engineers, who according to some reports snooped private information from user accounts and harassed minors, for actions that broke internal privacy policies.
Google Engineer Fired over Privacy Violations - Softpedia

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15 Sep 2010   #2

Win 7 Ultimate x64 desktop, Win 8.1.1 x64 laptop, Win 7 Home x64 netbook, Win 8.1.1 x64 tablet
 
 

Good for Google. We don't need people who abuse the power given to them.
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15 Sep 2010   #3

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I'm no legal beagle but I do wonder if Federal charges can be made.
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15 Sep 2010   #4

Windows 7 x64 / Same
 
 

This is super creepy. I'm not surprised that someone crossed the line. But stricter oversight may be needed on Google's part.
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15 Sep 2010   #5

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Google is beginning to seriously scare me.
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15 Sep 2010   #6
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Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

This among other things is why I only use Google for searching (and somewhat neutered at that using the OptimizeGoogle extension in Firefox), and refuse to install or use any of their other programs or services.
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