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Apple warns employees to stop leaking information to media


The crackdown is part of broader and long-running attempts by Silicon Valley technology companies to track and limit what information their employees share publicly. — TNS

The crackdown is part of broader and long-running attempts by Silicon Valley technology companies to track and limit what information their employees share publicly. — TNS

Apple Inc warned employees to stop leaking internal information on future plans and raised the spectre of potential legal action and criminal charges, one of the most-aggressive moves by the world’s largest technology company to control information about its activities. 

The Cupertino, California-based company said in a lengthy memo posted to its internal blog that it “caught 29 leakers,” last year and noted that 12 of those were arrested. “These people not only lose their jobs, they can face extreme difficulty finding employment elsewhere,” Apple added. The company declined to comment on Friday. 

   

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