Tim Cook not happy with employees who leak memos, a leaked memo reveals 

Cook, in an email to Apple employees, said the company has everything in its power to go after leakers.

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  • Apple CEO Tim Cook has expressed his dislike for employees leaking crucial information about the company.
  • Cook, in an email to Apple employees, said the company has everything in its power to go after leakers.
  • Ironically, the employees also leaked Cook’s email to Apple to employees about the leaks.

Apple CEO Tim Cook has expressed his dislike for employees leaking crucial information about the company. Cook, in an email to Apple employees, said the company has everything in its power to go after leakers. He also pointed out that the people who leak confidential information do not belong to Apple. Ironically, the employees also leaked Cook’s email to Apple to employees about the leaks.

Details about Cook’s meeting with his employees regarding the Covid-19 vaccination were shared with The Verge shortly after the meeting took place on September 17. This is not all, Cook had also expressed concern about the details of the product that were shared with the reporters, press et al. before the launch event. An enraged Cook wrote sternly to his employees saying that Apple would not tolerate the disclosure of confidential information, be it the intellectual property of a product or the details of a confidential meeting.

“I am writing today because I heard from many of you who were incredibly frustrated to see the content of the meeting leaking to reporters. This comes after a product launch where most of the details of our announcements were also leaked to the press. But they only work if we can trust that the content will stay within Apple. I want to assure you that we are doing everything in our power to identify the leakers. As you know, we do not tolerate the disclosure of confidential information, be it the intellectual property of a product or the details of a confidential meeting. We know that leakers are few people. We also know that people who leak sensitive information don’t belong here, ”Cook said in the email. Ironically, the email about the leaks was also shared with the press.

Apple has been rigorously going after whistleblowers and leakers. In early June, Apple had sent legal notices to whistleblowers. Well-known insider Kang was one of the leakers who received a legal notice from the company. Apple had warned Kang and people like him not to reveal information about Apple’s unreleased projects. He reveals that the letter said that leaking information before a formal announcement can give Apple’s competitors valuable information and “mislead customers because what is disclosed may not be accurate.”

Interestingly, Kang had leaked crucial information about the company’s future products. Kang had leaked the full details of the iPhone 12 lineup and the HomePod mini before their launch. It had also leaked various information about the iPhone SE, Apple Watch SE, Apple Watch Series 6, iPad 8, iPad Air 4, and more from 2020 in the past.

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