The world's best-known search engine, which has been at the center of a number of privacy rows in recent years, is now hiring experts who can help to identify potential problems in their products.
Google is now running advertisements for what it calls "back-end ninjas" to join its Privacy Red Team, designed to spot vulnerabilities in its code before they can be exploited, according to a report from the San Jose Mercury News
. Specifically, the job involves being able to independently identify and resolve potential privacy risks for all the company's various products and services online.
"Some of the things for which Google has gotten into hot water revolve around policy positions, or decisions they've made," Greg Sterling, a senior analyst at Opus Research, told the newspaper. "That has nothing to do with technical glitches in their system." Eduard Goodman
, the chief privacy officer at Identity Theft
911, often writes about how consumers can increase the protection of their privacy when dealing with any number of sites, including social networks.
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