Apple employees warned and arrested for leaking information, reveals a leaked memo

Olive Hawkins
Апреля 14, 2018

The company has reportedly posted a memo on its internal blog that cautions the workforce and highlights that of the 29 "leakers" found previous year, of whom 12 were arrested.

The memo was published as an internal company blog post.

Leakers in the supply chain are getting caught, too. "In some cases, they face jail time and massive fines for network intrusion and theft of trade secrets both classified as federal crimes", the memo read. The FCC document that comes courtesy of MacRumors was filed in September previous year and includes several images of a gold iPhone X with multiple angles to outline the included features and dimensions of the device.

It concludes by sharing the news that 12 of the leakers in 2017 were arrested.

The Apple logo is displayed on the exterior of an Apple Store on February 1, 2018, in San Francisco. And for that, Apple hates them.

Apple has made a decision to harsh on its employees who leak the information, the company had issued an internal memo regarding this notice to all the members of their firm.

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The use of outsiders is a premiere for Apple but it was the last resort the company appealed to in order to fulfill the massive iPhone battery replacement requests coming for clients who are unhappy with their Apple devices' performances.

The leaked memo also stated that leaking "undermines" the people who've worked on the products for months and "can negatively impact sales" since it gives insider information to rival companies. In a separate incident, an employee who leaked the final version of an unreleased version of iOS, its mobile operating system, was found within days and fired.

Apple also called part-time employees or those who normally work for AppleCare but ultimately was forced to call in people from other companies. Apple warns that it "may seem flattering" to be approached for information, but that in end, "you're getting played".

Apple has always cultivated a culture of confidentially about its work, as a means of maintaining a competitive advantage over the competition. In the strongly worded memo, Apple describes their commitment to stopping and punishing such leakers. Apple's Global Security team employs investigators who have previously worked in the US military, USA intelligence agencies like the National Security Agency, and law enforcement agencies like the Secret Service and the F.B.I.

A recent Guardian article detailed some of Facebook's alleged internal tactics for catching leakers, including monitoring employee's computer and phone activity.

Ignoring the fact that Apple clearly has no idea how journalism actually works, you have to love the sheer amount of spittle-flecked invective directed at the very people that helped make Apple the success story it is.

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