Google has announced an attempt to shut the hatches and mute the leaks in an email, which has also been leaked to Verge .
In the email, Google CEO Sundar Pichai announces that the company is scaling back its weekly "TGIF" town hall for a rigorous business meeting once a month, in part due to "a coordinated effort to share our outside conversations with the company. every TGIF. "Pichai writes that knowing the coordinated leak" is new information for many of you. "
Except, the Washington Post wrote about the leaks in last month's leak of another TGIF meeting where Pichai allegedly said, "you We have clearly seen the amount of leaks we see." In 201
The rest of the letter kind of couches this as an attempt to restructure to better prioritize time , distinguish business from "other" topics, while Google finds "new ways to communicate at scale."
Google has been great at meetings lately. Last month, a Google employee reported that a new internal Chrome extension flagged all employee meetings that booked over 10 rooms or invited over 100 employees. Google insisted that this was a "reminder" to "pay attention" to automatically adding people to meetings – but days earlier, Recode reported that Google had tried to kill a union organizing meeting of employees in Zurich.  Leaks leak because Google's inner effect is quite leak-worthy. There were protests and resignations over Google's decision to enter into a contract with the Department of Defense (which it did not renew). The open letter from 1400 workers asking for transparency around the China-targeted censored search tool "Dragonfly." The global employee walkout over sexual abuse. The report that two walkout organizers were downgraded and redeployed . The open letter in which over 900 employees demanded fair treatment for hired workers. Google Note which prohibited political speech at work. The false claims of listening and learning while leaving their shadow industry of 100,000 contractors in the dark. And of course, it is the anti-diversity note 2017 that was first leaked to Gizmodo, where current Google engineer James Damore lamented the company's diversity initiatives.
This week's letter, which a Google spokesperson told Gizmodo is authentic, also states that Google will "continue to hold regular social TGIFs at offices around the world" and will hold City Hall "on important workplace issues."
Read the full letter about Verge here .