David Barksdale: Google Engineer Creeper

September 15, 2010
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David Barksdale, Google engineer (former) could be getting himself into some big legal trouble! Not only is he rumored to have lost his job with the big wig search engine, but it wasn’t because he was not proficient at his job. He lost his good paying job because he is rumored to be a creeper! Find out the creepy things this dude allegedly did to get fired below.

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David Barksdale, Google engineer allegedly got axed from the popular search engine for allegedly being a sneaky creeper. What he should have known is that if he did such foul acts he would get caught. Gawker is reporting that Barksdale served as an alleged spy for many months before he finally got busted.

The 27-year-old man is said to have had a fabulous position with Google as part of a higher up technical group as a Site Reliability Engineer who had access to information that he allegedly used for his own personal use. Not only did he allegedly violate the privacy of at least four individuals, but these people were said to be minors!

Mr. Barksdale allegedly thought it would be cool to use his authority to go through some personal information and if that wasn’t bad enough he allegedly went ahead and listened in on Google Voice phone calls!

The report from Gawker reads:

It’s unclear how widespread Barksdale’s abuses were, but in at least four cases, Barksdale spied on minors’ Google accounts without their consent, according to a source close to the incidents. In an incident this spring involving a 15-year-old boy who he’d befriended, Barksdale tapped into call logs from Google Voice, Google’s Internet phone service, after the boy refused to tell him the name of his new girlfriend, according to our source. After accessing the kid’s account to retrieve her name and phone number, Barksdale then taunted the boy and threatened to call her.

In other cases involving teens of both sexes, Barksdale exhibited a similar pattern of aggressively violating others’ privacy, according to our source. He accessed contact lists and chat transcripts, and in one case quoted from an IM that he’d looked up behind the person’s back. (He later apologized to one for retrieving the information without her knowledge.) In another incident, Barksdale unblocked himself from a Gtalk buddy list even though the teen in question had taken steps to cut communications with the Google engineer.

Obviously if this is true, this guy didn’t have enough to do or he is just a big freak!

While Google has made no comment on this particular story, David is said to have allegedly confirmed to Gawker that he did in fact get fired by Google.

What do you think about David Barksdale? Should he be punished by law if these accusations are true?

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8 Responses to “David Barksdale: Google Engineer Creeper”

  1. 1
    MNW Says:

    This guy is worse than the creepers at a bar, because at least those creeps aren’t invading peoples privacy!

  2. 2
    Miriam Says:

    Very sick Man,

  3. 3
    Joan Says:

    Wow, just what google needs while they try to convince people that they care about privacy.

  4. 4
    Sandy Says:

    Get out the insecticides! Yuck!

  5. 5
    Rachelle Says:

    I wonder what other skeletons are in his closet.

  6. 6
    Stacy Says:

    Yes he should be punished- invasion of privacy!

  7. 7
    Miriam Says:

    And yes he should be severely punished

  8. 8
    Jen Says:

    freakin weirdo!