Recently, Google executives fired one of their software engineers for violating privacy issues. David Barksdale is being accused of hacking into Gmail and Google Voice accounts of a number of children.
Google offices in South Korea, and several countries in Europe and Australia are apparently being examined by authorities for privacy violations. Google is being accused of collecting and storing data from Internet clients that were using Wi-Fi wireless networks.
Google is also being sued by Oracle, the maker of Java software, for apparently using its software for its Android phone without permission.
GOOGLE FUN FACTS
Google staffs more than 2, 668 employees who are known as Googlers.
The company’s headquarters in Mountain View, CA is the Googleplex.
Google’s chef has also worked for the rock band The Grateful Dead and George Clinton.
In 2002, American Dialect Society members voted “Google” “ the most useful ” Word of the Year.
The verb “google”, was added to the Merriam Webster Collegiate Dictionary and the Oxford English Dictionary in 2006.
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