OH: Employees accuse Google of making a Chrome extension to spy on them.

Bloomberg reports that workers at Alphabet Inc.-owned Google discovered a new tool was being developed that would report employees who created large calendar events involving more than 10 rooms or 100 participants, according to a memo written by a staffer at the company. The tool would be part of the custom Google Chrome browser installed on computers at the company and used for searches of internal systems.

The employee memo says the Chrome tool is expected to roll out in late October. It calls the tool “an attempt of leadership to immediately learn about any workers organization attempts,” and said that while Google’s privacy team approved its release, the team noted “a number of concerns with respect to the culture at Google.”

Weird how such a progressive company might go to such lengths to prevent unionization.

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