Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 8th Jun 2017 12:50 UTC

Chinese authorities say they have uncovered a massive underground operation run by Apple employees selling computer and phone users' personal data.

Twenty-two people have been detained on suspicion of infringing individuals' privacy and illegally obtaining their digital personal information, according to a statement Wednesday from local police in southern Zhejiang province.

Of the 22 suspects, 20 were Apple employees who allegedly used the company's internal computer system to gather users' names, phone numbers, Apple IDs, and other data, which they sold as part of a scam worth more than 50 million yuan (US$7.36 million).

Privacy isn't about words, it's about actions. Read into that what you will.

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RE[2]: Entertaining
by Sauron on Fri 9th Jun 2017 11:37 UTC in reply to "RE: Entertaining"
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Some nice cool lemonade would be nice on a day like this thank you. You may even get a tip for delivery. ;)

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