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David Barksdale, Google Engineer Fired For Accessing User Data, Is Not The First To Commit Offense


First Posted: 09/15/10 02:46 PM ET Updated: 05/25/11 06:40 PM ET

Google has just confirmed that it fired one of its engineers for violating internal security policies, effectively confirming a Gawker report that detailed how former employee David Barksdale had used his clearance to access private data of multiple people, including four minors. [...] We asked Google how many times this has happened and have confirmed that it is the second such incident.

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Filed by Bianca Bosker  |