Apple threatens leakers with criminal action in leaked memo – report

Company reportedly told employees it ‘caught 29 leakers’ last year and 12 were arrested, according to memo obtained by Bloomberg

Apple reportedly warned employees in an internal memo that it “caught 29 leakers” last year and that 12 were arrested, adding that workers who disclose information to the media have “everything to lose”.

The memo about leaking, which was leaked to Bloomberg and published on Friday, threatened employees with criminal consequences and shines a harsh light on the Silicon Valley company’s aggressive surveillance of its own employees and intensive investigative efforts to catch and punish leakers.

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How Mark Zuckerberg’s testimony lurched from easy ride to privacy headache

Facebook founder was lost for words, as Representatives asked questions about user tracking around the net

As Mark Zuckerberg left Congress on Tuesday after testifying to the Senate, he may have felt relieved. The four-hour Q&A session had been largely dominated by mundane questions of fact about how Facebook works, requests for apologies and updates he had already given and was happy to repeat, and shameless begs for the social network’s cash pile to be used to build out broadband access in senators’ home states.

But less than 24 hours later, a very different pattern of questioning in front of 54 members of the House of Representatives suggested a much more worrying outcome for Facebook: that this could be the week its crisis moves from being about mistakes in the past, to inherent problems in the present. Perhaps, the representatives implied, Facebook doesn’t just have a problem. What if it is the problem?

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Right to be forgotten: courts must decide balance between privacy and public interest

Google says businessmen at heart of case are attempting to rewrite history but rights groups say rehabilitation is important

At the heart of the first high court ruling on the “right to be forgotten” principle in England and Wales is a battle between the right to privacy and the right to know.

The cases focus on two businessmen, convicted of offences more than a decade ago, whose criminal backgrounds are the subject of articles online.

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