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

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In 2012 Apple CEO Tim Cook said that Apple will double down the secrecy on the product, but it doesn't seem like. "Leakers do not simply lose their jobs at Apple", the memo reads.

The memo lays out examples of times when whole product announcements have been spoiled by leaks to the media.

Whether the memo cuts down on leaks remains to be seen.

"Everyone comes to Apple to do the best work of their lives - work that matters and contributes to what all 135,000 people in this company are doing together", executive Greg Joswiak concludes the Apple memo. There's evidence to support the latter: The FCC filing was created last August and submitted in September, four days before the iPhone X was announced.

It's not often we get a look at an unreleased Apple product, but a recent FCC filling revealed a variant of the iPhone X that was never made official.

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The measures are part of efforts by Silicon Valley to limit the amount of information workers share in public domain.

In addition, the post said that "in some cases", leakers "face jail time and massive fines for network intrusion and theft of trade secrets both classified as federal crimes". Apple says that digital forensics helped identify employees who passed along confidential information about the iPhone X, iPad Pro and AirPods directly to a particular phone blog (not us, by the way). As expected, her father who was then an Apple employee lost his job. The memo was addressed to Apple employees, suppliers and contractors.

According to a new investor note from UBS analysts Steven Milunovich and Benjamin Wilson, Apple won't just stick to the $1,000 price range but it will also breach the current price range for its upcoming iPhone X this year, Business Insider reported. 12 of them were arrested.

Apple's crackdown is nothing new, however. Among those were Apple employees, contractors and some partners in Apple's supply chain.

In addition to not-so-subtly threatening its own employees with arrest, Apple warns them of fake friends in the press. It mentions potential legal action and criminal charges, making this a more aggressive move towards information control.

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