After a year of protests by its own staff against its work with the military, alleged plans to build a censored Chinese search engine, and handling of sexual harassment allegations against executives, Google is doing some soul-searching and self-reflection over the true meaning of "Don't be evil." Just kidding! According to the Times of London, they're doubling down on finding and firing leakers.
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A starkly threatening internal memo to Snapchat employees was leaked to Cheddar yesterday, painting a desperate picture of the struggling young company. In a Sisyphean twist, the leaked memo was about preventing leaks. Michael O'Sullivan, chief lawyer and general counsel of Snapchat's parent company, threatened firing, lawsuits and even gaol time for employees who leak confidential information to the press.
A Google engineer was fired yesterday after he wrote a memo arguing that women are biologically less suited for software engineering jobs compared to men and that Google's diversity efforts are misguided. The engineer's memo was circulated widely inside the company on Google+ and on an internal meme generator, Memegen, before Gizmodo published it on Sunday.