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Google Fires Four Employees, Alleges Data Access Violations

Google has fired four employees for violating its internal data policies, according to a company memo obtained by Bloomberg on Monday.  The email did not name the employees who were let go, but one person, Rebecca Rivers, a software engineer at Google, tweeted earlier in the afternoon that she had just been terminated by the company. Rivers was one of two Google employees recently put on leave...

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