Dear Google,

Now that you have been caught being utterly negligent in protecting customer data, to the point of blatantly violating your own privacy policies, can you please tell us which of your senior security people were responsible for downplaying the risk of your thousands of miles of unsecured, easily accessible fibers being tapped? Have they been fired yet?

Correct me if I'm wrong but you promise that "[w]e restrict access to personal information to Google employees, contractors and agents who need to know that information in order to process it for us, and who are subject to strict contractual confidentiality obligations and may be disciplined or terminated if they fail to meet these obligations."

What is missing is: "and anyone who can access a few feet of our thousands upon thousands of miles of unsecured fiber".

Any conscientious Google engineers willing to tell us when this risk was first tabled at Google (2001? 2002? this certainly was publicly known to be a realistic and feasible threat by 2003) and who stalled on taking it seriously?
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