An internal memo sent this afternoon states that four Google staffers have been fired for “clear and repeated violations of our data security policies.”
While a company spokesperson declined to comment on personnel matters specifically, she confirmed the authenticity of the memo, first obtained by Bloomberg.
The firings appear to be part of a broader effort to clamp down on internal dissent within the tech giant. Earlier this month, CEO Sundar Pichai abruptly canceled the company’s weekly all-hands “TGIF” meetings due to what he characterized as “a coordinated effort to share our conversations outside of the company.” Google was revealed to have contracted famous union-busting firm IRI shortly after it was reported to have fired one staffer and put two others on administrative leave.
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