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Googlers fired after tracking colleagues working on US border cop projects. Now, if they had monetized that stalking...

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If I suspect someone is up to no good I am not going to say anything without proof to back it up - not because I don't want to get in trouble for 'telling tales', but because I want to be damn sure they are up to no good before I take it further. And, to a degree, to CMA if it turns out what they were doing was legitimate and just something someone wanted kept quiet for whatever reasons.

On the other hand, don't forget that - despite what Dilbert suggests - some PHBs are more than capable of coming up with ways of screwing over their underlings... how sure are we that these four really were up to no good as against doing something their boss(es) didn't like, and "Does anyone have anything we can use to take [insert name here] down a peg or two?" sounds quite innocent... until [name] comes in and is dragged off for a meeting with HR and is never seen again...

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