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The "Big Brother" at Cupertino is apparently watching. AppleInsider found out via Gizmodo, that Apple runs a "Worldwide Loyalty Team," which was relayed by an Apple employee known only as Tom.
The story starts: "Among some employees, they are known as the Apple Gestapo, a group of moles always spying in headquarters and stores, reporting directly to Jobs and Oppenheimer. Here's how they hunt people down."
Supposedly according to the source, Apple does take leaks very seriously. When a leak is suspected, a certain protocol is followed, which then involves the confiscation of all cell phones, and a total blackout of all unmonitored communication. "It is like a gag order, and if the employee does not want to participate, they are basically asked to leave and never come back," says Tom.
"The same Worldwide Loyalty Team does many other things to keep everyone in check, from searching out the email history of every employee, to seeding fake images to catch potential leaks, and diffuse the hype about some product introductions," Tom continued.
Certainly brings back memories of Apple's famous '1984' ad, doesn't it?