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Google employee linked to several Nintendo leaks

Google employee linked to several Nintendo leaks
Image: Zion Grassl / Nintendo Life

A new report from 404 Media claims that several Nintendo leaks between 2013 and 2018 may be linked to a Google employee accessing Nintendo’s private YouTube videos.

The report is based on an internal Google database that identified “six years of potential privacy and security issues,” including those reported by the company’s own employees.

The database, which contains incidents that occurred between 2013 and 2018, reportedly details a case in which a Google employee accessed several private Nintendo videos and leaked their contents online. According to 404 Media, an internal investigation into the report concluded that the activity was “unintentional.”

It’s unclear which Nintendo announcements were affected by the leaks, although naturally they will fall within the six-year range covered by the database.

The report details several other Google incidents at the time, including accidentally recording children’s voice data, storing license plate information captured by Google Street View cameras, and making YouTube recommendations based on user’s deleted video history.

The full dataset was obtained by 404 by an “anonymous informant.” Google has since verified the contents of the internal report, stating that all issues had been “reviewed and resolved at this time.”

News Source : www.nintendolife.com
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