Google Engineer Behind Street View Data Breach Unmasked

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While Google has come away from the Street View data breach practically unscathed, it has made a point of not naming the engineer responsible for the problem. Now, a former state investigator involved in another inquiry has identified him.

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The New York Times reports that the man in questions is "Marius Milner, a programmer with a background in telecommunications who is highly regarded in the field of Wi-Fi networking."

Milner's LinkedIn page used to describe his occupation as "hacker," before going on to list one of his "Specialties" as: "I know more than I want to about Wi-Fi."

Google and Milner have so far declined to comment. [New York Times]

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DISCUSSION

Might have been nice to acknowledge that within the industry, "hacker" just means someone who likes to play with code and figure out how things work.