According to the latest reports, the tech giant Apple strives to end the practice of leaking information to the press, but it seems that is not doing very well. This time, a memo distributed to employees to warn them about leaks.
Apple Warns Employees To Stop Leaking Information; 12 Leakers Arrested
The tech giant Apple strives to end the practice of leaking information to the press, but it seems that is not doing very well. This time, a memo distributed to employees to restrain leaks eventually leaked.
The document was obtained by Bloomberg and indicates that 12 Apple employees were arrested in the last year because of this practice. They were accused of informing reporters about future plans of the company.
In all, the tech giant Apple was able to identify 29 people, including employees and partners from other companies. The document seems to appeal to the fear of officials to at least make the practice less frequent.
“Leakers not only lose their jobs at Apple,” the memo says. “In some cases, they are arrested and carry heavy fines for network intrusion and theft of trade secrets, both classified as federal crimes.”
To curb the leak of information, the company says journalists and media outlets are not friends of employees. “While it may seem flattering to be addressed, it is important to remember that you are being manipulated,” the document said.
According to the Cupertino firm, leaks can cause sales to drop, and allow competitors to offer something like that in less time. “We want the chance to tell customers why our product is great, instead of being shoddy by someone else,” summarizes Greg Joswiak, the tech giant Apple’s marketing executive, in the memo.
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