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Apple warns employees they could face jail time if caught leaking - in memo that gets leaked

News Summed Up 2018-04-14 05:30:00

Last month, Apple caught and fired the employee responsible for leaking details from an internal, confidential meeting about Apple’s software roadmap. But people who leak -- whether they’re Apple employees, contractors or suppliers -- do get caught and they’re getting caught faster than ever. A scoop about an unreleased Apple product can generate massive traffic for a publication and financially benefit the blogger or reporter who broke it. Leaking Apple’s work undermines everyone at Apple and the years they’ve invested in creating Apple products. These programs have nearly eliminated the theft of prototypes and products from factories, caught leakers and prevented many others from leaking in the first place.