404 Media: A Google employee accessed private videos in Nintendo’s YouTube account, and leaked information ahead of Ninendo’s planned announcements || Gaming

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https://www.404media.co/google-leak-reveals-thousands-of-privacy-incidents/

This is one incident amongst many others, but this one is the only one relevant to this subreddit.

“A Google employee accessed private videos in Nintendo’s YouTube account, and leaked information ahead of Ninendo’s planned announcements. An internal interview concluded the activity was “non-intentional,” the report says.

This report covers the 2013-2018 time period, but it’s obvious this is still an issue if what Tom Henderson said is correct about YouTube investigating backend gaming leaks from employees: https://www.reddit.com/r/GamingLeaksAndRumours/comments/1d4fkr4/tom_henderson_youtube_is_cracking_down_on_backend/

Update: They posted a dedicated article about the Nintendo leak specifically: https://www.404media.co/google-contractor-used-admin-access-to-leak-private-nintendo-youtube-video/ (thank you nuovian)

“A Google contractor used admin privileges to access private information from Nintendo’s YouTube account about an upcoming Yoshi game in 2017, which later made its way to Reddit before Nintendo announced the game, according to a copy of an internal Google database detailing potential privacy and security incidents obtained by 404 Media.

The news provides more clarity on how exactly a Redditor, who teased news of the new Yoshi game which was later released as Yoshi’s…”

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