Apple Warns Employees to Stop Leaking Information

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  1. Megalith

    Megalith 24-bit/48kHz Staff Member

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    A leaked memo has revealed that Apple had twelve employees arrested last year for leaking information. In total, twenty-nine workers were caught providing privileged information to the media, which included software packages detailing the then-unreleased iPhone X and new Apple Watch.

    The crackdown is part of broader and long-running attempts by Silicon Valley technology companies to track and limit what information their employees share publicly. Firms like Google and Facebook Inc. are pretty open with staff about their plans but keep close tabs on their outside communications and sometime fire people when they find leaks.
     
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  2. MrTryfe

    MrTryfe Limp Gawd

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    If only we, the average citizens, could expect the same from Silicon Valley when it comes to our information.
     
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  3. [21CW]killerofall

    [21CW]killerofall Aliens...

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    Yo dog, we heard you like to leak information, so we leaked information about leaking information.
     
  4. DukenukemX

    DukenukemX 2[H]4U

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    Put some money in their hands an maybe they'll leak less. Maybe.
     
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  5. lostin3d

    lostin3d [H]ard|Gawd

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    Man, must suck to be fined, fired, or else, for leaking info on two of Apple's least profitable items in decades. Could've said nothing and not changed the present state at all.
     
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  6. northwoodsf

    northwoodsf [H]Lite

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    Will they find out who leaked this memo?
     
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  7. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics I don't get it

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    Are they getting paid for the information? Or are they just doing it because they want so badly to tell everyone what they know.
     
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  8. Galvin

    Galvin 2[H]4U

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    So now people get arrested for leaking info instead of getting fired. My how times have changed
     
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  9. Uvaman2

    Uvaman2 2[H]4U

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    Yep that was a WTF moment for me too.
     
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  10. steakman1971

    steakman1971 [H]ard|Gawd

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    Here employee - sign this document. You agree to waive your constitutional rights and be tried in a court of China.
     
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  11. Dekoth-E-

    Dekoth-E- [H]ardness Supreme

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    Ah America, where leaking images of a product a few weeks ahead of it's public release can earn you jail time, but costing millions of Americans their very identity by leaking their private info only gets you a strongly worded letter. Priorities.
     
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  12. lostin3d

    lostin3d [H]ard|Gawd

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    The best justice money can buy!
     
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  13. Big_Rig_Stig

    Big_Rig_Stig Gawd

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    Fixed
     
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  14. Khahhblaab

    Khahhblaab Limp Gawd

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    .......leaks are another way for folks to get a lil extra cash too.....and in this facebook popularity world gets you some social points even if its a secret to only your closest friends.

    The leaker of the security video of Jay-Z getting kicked around by solange netted something like 100K. Fk'd up when an apple employee needs some extra cash.
     
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  15. katanaD

    katanaD [H]ard|Gawd

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    hookers and blow dont come cheap...
     
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