Google Engineer Behind Street View Data Breach Unmasked

Google Engineer Behind Street View Data Breach Unmasked


While Google has come away from the Street View data breach practically unscathed, it has made a point of not naming the engineer responsible for the problem. Now, a former state investigator involved in another inquiry has identified him.

The New York Times reports that the man in questions is “Marius Milner, a programmer with a background in telecommunications who is highly regarded in the field of Wi-Fi networking”.

Milner’s LinkedIn page used to describe his occupation as “hacker”, before going on to list one of his “specialties” as: “I know more than I want to about Wi-Fi”.

Google and Milner have so far declined to comment. [New York Times]

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