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Google disables internet access for some staff

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Some employees at tech giant Google will be restricted from using the internet as part of the organization’s latest measure to protect itself from cyberattacks, according to reports. CNBC reported this week that Google is launching a new pilot programme that will disable internet access on select desktops, except for internal web-based tools and Google-owned websites.

The programme, which initially had 2,500 participants, allows employees to withdraw or volunteer for the scheme.

Google said its latest policy seeks to prevent attackers from easily running arbitrary code remotely or grab data if an employee’s device is compromised. A spokesperson also told CNBC that the organization wants to ensure the safety of its products and users.

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