Google this week confirmed that it fired an engineer who accessed the Gmail and Google Voice accounts of several minors and taunted those children with the information he uncovered, PC Magazine reports. David Barksdale worked in Google's Kirkland, Wash., office as a site reliability engineer, where he had access to user accounts. As first reported by Gawker, Barksdale accessed the Gmail and Google Voice accounts of several teenagers he met through a local technology group, and made them aware of the data he'd uncovered. After receiving complaints from the teenagers' parents, Google quietly fired Barksdale in July 2010. "We dismissed...

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