"Faced with a series of high-profile privacy gaffes, Google intends to hire computer "ninjas" to flag potential snafus before they pose problems.
The company recently posted a job announcement seeking data privacy engineers for the "privacy red team." The company says in the job description that it's seeking candidates to "independently identify, research, and help resolve potential privacy risks across all of our products, services, and business processes in place today."
Google's move comes two weeks after the company agreed to pay $22.5 million to settle privacy charges brought by the Federal Trade Commission. The fine in that case resulted from Google's decision to circumvent the no-tracking settings on the Safari browser."