One of the ways you can tell if an employee is distracted is to look at his extracurricular activities.
Cheat on your wife? Cheat on your employer? Cheat on the voters?
We ask because GotNews.com has identified another public official in the Ashley Madison hack: Mayor Cameron Johnson of San Carlos, California. (The first public official we IDed was Artur Davis who went on to lose a mayor’s race in Alabama.)
— Cameron Johnson (@cdjohnson) December 15, 2015
Johnson is also the director of product innovation at Netflix, a company which lost 13% of its market cap Tuesday. (We explained why here.)
“I lead product innovation efforts for the Netflix member website (netflix.com) and tablet, as well as cross-platform functionality including ratings, reviews, my list, and social,” Johnson reports on his LinkedIn.
Johnson’s name appears throughout the data. Here are just a few examples of where a credit card was used.
The addresses that appear are consistent with the campaign offices of Johnson’s campaign for city council and the local post office.
— Cameron Johnson (@cdjohnson) November 5, 2015
Johnson has emerged as something of a spokesman for Netflix in its failed international expansion.
He was quoted on tweaks he was making to Netflix’s Japanese site. He said to Bloomberg:
The real challenge is to generate excitement in a place that isn’t clamoring for Netflix, says Cameron Johnson, a company executive working on the Japanese site. While most Japanese websites are dense with small photos and many entry points, Netflix opted to stick with the spare look it uses in other countries. Johnson says he’ll start tweaking the service within minutes of its debut, responding to complaints and praise.
Netflix’s roll out in Japan has been a failure… with only one percent of surveyed Japanese consumers using the site despite a push to produce original Japanese content.
Johnson’s effort to get Netflix consumers to share their viewing habits on Facebook was similarly a failure and required tweaking so that not everything was shared.
We reached out to Johnson, who is married with children, and will update this post should we get a comment.
How likely is this trend to continue?
— Cameron Johnson (@cdjohnson) August 14, 2015