Google leak exposes thousands of privacy and security failures

A leaked internal Google database has revealed thousands of privacy and security concerns reported by employees over the past six years, covering products like Google Street View and YouTube. The incidents, which occurred six to nine years ago, include issues such as Street View transcribing and storing license plate numbers and exposing over one million email addresses. Other incidents involved Google services inadvertently collecting children’s speech data and revealing users’ trip details via Waze carpool. Google confirmed the authenticity of the reports, stating they were flagged and resolved at the time, with some issues stemming from third-party services. This leak highlights potential data mishandling impacts.

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