Google reportedly fires staffer in media leak crackdown
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Google has reportedly fired an employee believed to be leaking to the media, as it placed two others involved with internal activism at the company on leave, according to a new report from Bloomberg News.
The publication writes that the terminated employee provided names and personal information of other employees to reporters. One of the suspended employees was believed to have accessed documents not needed for their job, while the other had been tracking staff calendars.
According to Bloomberg, one of the people placed on leave attempted to access documents on a Chrome browser extension that employees feared was being used to surveil them. (Google has denied that the tool was…