March 27, 2019

Apple Has 12 Employees Arrested: Leaked Memo

15 April 2018, 03:43 | Dale Webster

Apple ramping up effort to stop leaks with legal action, according to leaked memo


In some cases, they face jail time and massive fines for network intrusion and theft of trade secrets both classified as federal crimes.

Apple has issued an internal memo to employees asking them to stop leaking information to the press. In 2017, Apple caught 29 leakers.

A similar memo named "stopleaks" was sent when a transcript of a TGIF meeting related to the position of Nest, smart home company was leaked.

Apple's recent announcement of a Product Red Special Edition variant for the iPhone 8 and the iPhone 8 Plus, left quite a few iPhone X fans disappointed.

In a leaked internal memo, the company had reportedly told employees it "caught 29 leakers" previous year and 12 were arrested.

While it's still not clear, Apple might introduce the gold version to boost mid-year sales of iPhone X. If that indeed happens, we could see its debut at the Worldwide Developers Conference. "But people who leak - whether they're Apple employees, contractors or suppliers - do get caught and they're getting caught faster than ever". The memo highlighted that 12 of those leakers are arrested which determines to be the most stringent action taken in light of privacy breach. That, Apple continued, would fundamentally weaken the security of its products, opening them up not just to legal searches but malicious hackers and governments, including mass surveillance programs.

Apple must first prepare those who are brought from the outside to replace iPhone's batteries in the Apple Stores, so the process is not that simple. Apple says leaked information can depress sales of existing product models, and give competitors more time to respond to features coming in future models. Last year, another employee was sacked for leaking details about the iPhone X, iPad Pro, and AirPods to 9to5Mac.

RBC Capital Markets analyst Amit Daryanai wrote his latest research note about the iPhone portfolio from the tech giant Apple and the chances of its success this year. In the strongly worded memo, Apple describes their commitment to stopping and punishing such leakers. In addition, leaks are competitors to create the best product.

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