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#1 swainzy

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Posted 06 July 2008 - 10:27 AM

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This week was a very interesting week as far as Google and privacy goes. First, a burglary (the same on that affected CNET earlier last month) was confirmed to have affected all Google employees hired before December 31, 2005. There’s nothing Google could have done about it, but it’s definitely a blow for those involved. Employee records contain everything from names to social security numbers, and unfortunately, Google’s were stored unencrypted on the stolen computers. Google has offered to cover the cost for a one year subscription to a credit monitoring service.


The rest of the article is about the YouTube Viacom privacy issue.

#2 phaithful

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Posted 06 July 2008 - 11:47 PM

Just goes to show that Google is just as vulnerable as every other company out there. It's scary how much of your personal information is floating around out there and how important it is to make sure that even your outsourced agencies have security standards that are up to par.

I especially love how the article implies that Google is contradicting themselves with regards to how much information a simple IP address divulges about individual users.

Great find! Thanks for sharing!



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