In what seems to be a comically strict response to leakers, Apple is making its employees wear police-grade body cameras to avoid leaks.
Front Page Tech first reported the story, and it comes just days after Apple warned credible leaker Kang against leaking unreleased products.
Apple Employees Wearing Body Cams
Apple has reportedly slapped Axon 2 police-grade body cameras onto some of their teams. It is obvious that the sweet confidential leaks get in the hands of leakers through Apple employees.
So the company has decided to stop the leaking right at the source. Sounds reasonable, considering Apple has a lot to lose if something crucial were to get out.
However, the body camera decision is overkill. Before it gets confusing, let us clarify that Apple isn’t making all the employees wear body cameras to avoid leaks. The decision is reportedly limited to the people with access to confidential and sensitive information.
It isn’t the first time Apple is saying “enough” to leakers. The company practically went for a leaker hunt in 2018. Bloomberg reported that one of Apple’s internal memos told employees that 28 leakers were caught.
The memo went further and said that 12 of them had been arrested. This intimidation tactic was Apple’s move against leakers within the company.
What’s almost ironic is that in 2018, Apple’s “internal memo” against leakers got leaked. Now in 2021, Apple’s decision to make employees wear body cams to avoid leaks has also leaked.
One thing is amply clear here. It is that leakers are having too much fun leaking Apple’s decisions to leak-proof their leak-ridden fortress.
However, on a serious note, bodycams might as well serve the purpose and slow down the leaks. If not, we’d once again be surprised at the accuracy of some leakers and the daredevilry of the Apple employees helping them.