Google Fired Apple’s First Programmer Randy Wigginton For Leaking Salary Information


Earlier this month Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) fired an employee for leaking salary information to technology and finance blog BusinessInsider.com. The employee was not revealed until now. Gawker did a bit of investigation and found out that it was Randy Wigginton.

Wigginton was employee number six at Apple. He had also worked at PayPal and eBay. The day after Google fired the “leaker,” Wigginton’s Wikipedia entry was modified by a former fellow Apple and Google employee. Wigginton also changed his LinkedIn profile within 10 days of the firing announcement.

And the last piece of evidence Gawker found is that Wigginton is that out of the 54 accounts he is following on Twitter, BusinessInsider is one of them. BusinessInsider revealed that the source is a “loyal” reader. Wigginton has worked at 13 different employers in the last 29 years so it seems like Google is just another notch on his belt any way.

[Gawker]

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