Last week, Google admitted that their Street View cars scooped up emails and passwords from Wi Fi networks as they cruised around. The company is "mortified," and has implemented changes it says will improve data security among its employees.
Google says it learned important lessons from David Barksdale, the engineer who spied on underage teenagers via company servers. And apparently one of those lessons is, "don't talk about engineers who spy on underage teenagers."
Teen-stalking Google engineer David Barksdale could face up to five years in prison if he were to be convicted of violating the federal Electronic Communications Privacy Act, which prohibits the intentional interception of electronic communication.
Google issued a short statement yesterday confirming our report about David Barksdale, the ex-Google engineer fired for violating users' privacy and spying on minors. But the statement did little to answer some big questions about Barksdale's conduct and Google's policies.