Leaks coming from Apple or suppliers may not be to the level of the White House or government agencies, but it’s a problem. How can Apple fix it? Hire G-men. Daniel Howley:
Apple… is employing individuals with experience through the likes of the N.S.A., F.B.I. and the U.S. military to stop its confidential information from being tomorrow’s big headline.
The information that Apple is trying plug its leaks comes from a leaked recording of an internal meeting about how to prevent leaks. So it’s a safe bet that Apple is quite unhappy right now.
Loose lips, sink ships?
There isn’t just one kind of leaker. In fact, there are several including “pawns,” “goofs,” “collaborators” and “lone wolfs.” Pawns are employees who can be tricked into leaking information via phishing attacks or “honey pot” schemes, while goofs leak information through simple mix-ups without any ill intent.
Forgot one. Apple deliberately leaks information to set the narrative for new products and features.