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Google announced the layoff of 200 of its core team professionals last week while moving some roles to India and Mexico, according to reports. Teams affected in the reorganization include IT technical units, a Python developer team, technical infrastructure, security foundation, app platforms, core developers and some roles in …

  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    No need to suggest

    > "Lines in the main belt of China's "gray zone" were cut 20 times last year. While the director-general, Tsai Ming-yen, did not suggest Beijing sabotaged the lines, several think tanks have made that assumption.

    20 times... surely a coincidence. Not sure if Starlink would be a safe alternative considering Elon Muck's cozyness with Beijing. OneWeb might be a safer bet.

    1. Dinanziame Silver badge

      Re: No need to suggest

      Not sure if Starlink would be a safe alternative

      I may be wrong, but I assume Starling, while good for connecting end users, has orders of magnitude less bandwidth than provided by undersea cables.

      1. AVR

        Re: No need to suggest

        Dozens to hundreds of terabits in an undersea cable, dozens of gigabit/s in a Starlink earth station; about 3 orders of magnitude yes.

  2. JamesTGrant

    We intend to maintain our current global footprint while also expanding in high-growth global workforce locations so that we can operate closer to our partners and developer communities," wrote Asim Husain, vice president of Google Developer Ecosystem, in a reported email.

    This is so scummy. ‘We are replacing you with lower cost employees and we don’t value your domain knowledge at all. Also we made a bazzzillion dollars profit last quarter/year so thanks for that and don’t let my bonus hit you on the way out’

    Absolute bastards

    1. ecofeco Silver badge

      Every corporation ever.

  3. Tron Silver badge

    GAFA will have to internationalise.

    It's not just visa restrictions and wage reduction. The USG is now gunning for US tech. They will have to move a lot more of it abroad.

  4. Zibob Bronze badge

    That's a lot of core Google teams

    I wonder if part of this isn't motivated by lax laws and rules regarding those teams in the countries they will end up in.

    Stuff like security foundation, protected data groups and so on. The basis the security team will be working against is local regulations first, and same for the protected data group, it might have less protection elsewhere.

    A lot of "western" countries are starting to push back against the sort of data harvesting an probing that makes companies like Google A LOT of money. I have to image they want to keep their access as is and not be regulated into a box.

    Get set up and in with the elected officials in the area and subtly warp their laws to make sure they maintain the access the want for as long as possible.

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