Australian Apple employees traded explicit photos of female staff and customers among each other
posted by Luis D. / Oct 12, 2016, 9:19 PM
More than 100 close-up and explicit photos were taken and shared inside a chatroom without permission, with more such photos pulled from iPhones left for repair. The employees then ranked the images from 1 to 10, judging by the subjects' bodies.
Reportedly, four male staff members have been fired over the accusations, and Apple is flying in an overseas HR executive to manage the situation. Also, the same practice could be occuring in other Apple locations, according to staff reports.
The company issued a statement about investigating a violation of its business conduct policy, but hasn't addressed whether it's looking into other Australian locations.
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That's pretty "genius".
posted on Oct 12, 2016, 9:22 PM 17
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That's a pretty "s**tty" joke.
posted on Oct 12, 2016, 9:24 PM 10
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joke or not, they do have access to everything in your phone, no privacy. I have a friend that works at an apple store here in southern Cali and he told me some of the nasty pictures he's seen. This is not exclusive to Australia, this happens at almost every apple store lol,
posted on Oct 12, 2016, 9:30 PM 8
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I think it was pretty harsh to fire them. A slap on the wrist would have sufficed, cause whether they were working for apple or not, i'm sure they'd still trade pics like that. No need to fire them over it.
posted on Oct 12, 2016, 9:26 PM 0
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They violated the trust and privacy of fellow employees and customers. Not only that they stole personal information from customers devices. If they didn't fire these guys people would no longer accept repairs and demand entirely new devices. That's what I would demand of I knew my info was going to be stolen while my device was repaired.
posted on Oct 12, 2016, 10:04 PM 8
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I think thats why you need an sd card on your phone and make sure you put all your pics in the SD, not in the phone.
posted on Oct 12, 2016, 9:36 PM 4
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I used to work for Samsung n people had questions about the gallery or how to move pics which involved me going in there to show them. They had same nude content and didn't even care. Its peoples job to remove that s**t before bringing it in.
posted on Oct 12, 2016, 10:47 PM 0
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Nice so Apples employees are the security risk, not ios..... Wonder if it also is the employees who sold the icloud logins in the celebrities situation..... But thankfully we don't have apple stores in my country, so no female family member of mine would have to go through her images to check if there's something she didn't want some disgusting apple nerd to steal..... And to all you who don't think it's a big deal. What was your response in the FBI vs Apple fight? Because this is much worse, it is persons who steal private images from customers who trust them. Not the authorities of trying to solve crime.....
posted on Oct 12, 2016, 11:02 PM 3
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Apple's response: You brought it in for service wrong! This has been going on FOREVER. Back when I worked for target in the 90's I worked around the photo printing machine. People brought in their rolls of film and we developed and printed the pictures. On several occasions we caught employees making extra prints of the nudies that people sometimes had on those rolls of film. There was also an issue publicized years ago when a Best Buy employee was caught distributing nudies from someones laptop that was brought in for service. The bottom line is - if you bring an electronic gadget in for service and it has your own porn on it - expect it will be seen and copied. While I agree with Apple firing the employees, don't be a freaking idiot and leave your personal stuff on the phones!
posted on Oct 13, 2016, 8:27 AM 0
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