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Google employee reportedly behind a number of leaked Nintendo announcements

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That’s according to 404 Media, which obtained an internal Google database tracking thousands of potential privacy and security issues reported by employees between 2013 and 2018.

These include Google accidentally collecting children’s voice data, leaking ridesharing users’ journeys and home addresses, and YouTube making recommendations based on videos users have deleted from their historical.

In one case, a Google employee allegedly accessed private videos from Nintendo’s YouTube account and leaked information ahead of the company’s planned announcements.

An internal interview concluded that the activity was “unintentional,” according to the leaked report.

“At Google, employees can quickly flag potential product issues for review by the appropriate teams,” the company said in a statement to 404 Media. “When an employee submits a report, they suggest the priority level to the assessor.

“The reports obtained by 404 are from over six years ago and are examples of these flags – each was investigated and resolved at that time. In some cases, these employee reports turned out to be no issues or were issues that employees found in third-party services.

Nintendo recently confirmed that it will announce its next console this fiscal year, meaning the Switch’s successor will be revealed before April 2025.

News Source : www.videogameschronicle.com
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