At Apple, A 'Corporate Security Team' Is Looking Over Your Shoulder Just About All The Time

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Apple is known for trying to keep its employees from leaking out secret products.But apparently the rules are so strict that there is a “corporate security team” that is watching your every move, according to one former Apple employee writing on Quora.

We can’t exactly tell if he’s being serious about an actual “team,” but we do know that Apple has a very rigorous security policy when it comes to its newest products. (Even though they still seem to leak out anyway.)

Here’s the full brief from Quora:

Having worked at Apple for a few years, I can say that the need for secrecy is mostly ingrained in the corporate culture to create innovative and revolutionary products from within the otherwise bland and evolutionary markets that Apple chooses to compete in. The secrecy is upheld throughout the organisation knowing that there is a corporate security team pretty much looking over your shoulder at all times and where even minor violations are grounds for immediate termination. There’s nothing to “fear” at Apple as long as you are able to follow these very basic rules of conduct.

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