Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 2nd May 2012 20:52 UTC, submitted by bowkota
Google "It's never the offence; it's the cover-up. And if there's one thing that the last few years have taught us, it's that the suggestion of a 'rogue' worker having acted alone to do something which led to an intrusion is never correct. There has to be a failure of management oversight as well. That's why Google is in such hot water now over the revelations contained in the Federal Communications Commission report into what went wrong with its Street View Wi-Fi data collection program." What a total and utter surprise: company does bad stuff, tries to cover it up. Sometimes I think I'm the only person in the world who grasps that companies - they are not to be trusted. This really isn't rocket science, people.
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by Hexadecima on Wed 2nd May 2012 21:02 UTC
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Google still could've tried to cover it up entirely. It sounds to me like they're willing to take the fall but were trying to protect the employee responsible. That's a far cry from a true cover-up, which would've been really easy to commit in this case! I think you (and the Guardian) are being way too harsh.

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