October 25, 2019
Google employees claim the company is developing a tool to spy on its workers.
They say it is creating a browser add-on to monitor workers’ activities for discussions of labour rights or attempts to organise protests.
The internal extension is reportedly under development and will be installed on the in-office version of Google Chrome used by the company’s employees.
Concerns were raised in a memo by a Google employee and reviewed by Bloomberg News and three other Google employees who wish to remain anonymous.
IT monitors would be notified by the tool whenever staffers created a calendar event with more than 10 rooms or 100 attendees involved, reported the memo.
The memo stated: ‘This is an attempt of leadership to immediately learn about any workers organization attempts.’
A spokesman for Alphabet Inc.’s Google told Mail Online: ‘These claims about the operation and purpose of this extension are categorically false.
This article was posted: Friday, October 25, 2019 at 4:45 am