The Apple corporation in an attempt to crack down on employees, suppliers and contractors who leak Apple’s secrets to the media posted a “Do Not Leak” memorandum on its internal link informing employees (a) not to leak company information and (b) actions taken by Apple to reign in leakers and the penalties of sharing the corporation’s trade secrets with the public.
The Result – Instant Fail.
The memorandum was leaked to Bloomberg News.
Apple has a long history of trying to tightly control information about its products and culture. According to a new report, Apple recently sent a memo warning employees not to leak company information, saying 29 employees were caught last year, 12 of whom were arrested.
Naturally, the memo was leaked. Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman got a copy of the sternly worded missive, which was posted to an internal Apple message board. It’s unclear when it was posted.
“Leakers do not simply lose their jobs at Apple. In some cases, they face jail time and massive fines for network intrusion and theft of trade secrets both classified as federal crimes. In 2017, Apple caught 29 leakers. 12 of those were arrested,” said the memo published on Bloomberg[…]
Apple Headquarters is located in the heart of Silicon Valley, a rather anti-corporate environment (if you can believe that) whose employees happen to be a bunch of ideologues whom despise corporatism (if you can believe that). All are elitists who believe that the rule of law, corporate and otherwise do not pertain to them…down to the leaking of corporate trade secrets.
Rather screwed up, deeply immoral, self-destructive and some might say, Silicon Valley’s chickens returning home to roost.
There is a lesson in here that flies over the heads of Marxist elites living and working in Silicon Valley.
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