Apple's Gestapo Chief "Steps Down"

John Theriault—vicepresident of Apple's Gestapoarian Global Security services—has "stepped down." Theriault was under the command of Bruce Sewell, who is Apple's General Counsel Senior Vicepresident. Sewell used to report directly to Steve Jobs. » 11/04/11 12:23pm 11/04/11 12:23pm

What Do Apple and Viagra Have in Common?

Apple and Viagra seem like two brands least likely to share a common bond, but in fact, both have employed the services of, as the New Yorker's Evan Osnos puts it, "the Seal Team Six of global manufacturing." » 9/01/11 6:40pm 9/01/11 6:40pm

Apple Will Fire You For Just Mentioning a Product Codename?

The Wall Street Journal has a story about the employee of an Apple supplier who was indicted for leaking Apple secrets to a colleague, including iPhone 4 details. But more interesting are his revelations about what Apple will fire you over. » 12/16/10 6:15pm 12/16/10 6:15pm

Apple Before a Launch: "It Can Be a Little Frightening"

Turns out, Apple's veil of secrecy applies internally, as well. Former engineer Edward Eigerman spoke with Bloomberg News this morning about the atmosphere at the company before a major product launch—turns out, it's not all wine and roses. » 1/27/10 9:28am 1/27/10 9:28am

How Apple "Unofficially" Leaks Information

The "Apple Gestapo" may be ruthless about hunting down leaks, but they don't shake down every employee with access to sensitive information. As one former Apple Marketing Manager describes, some employees are instructed to engage in "controlled leaks." » 1/06/10 2:10pm 1/06/10 2:10pm

Apple Gestapo: How Apple Hunts Down Leaks

They call themselves the Worldwide Loyalty Team. Among some employees, they are known as the Apple Gestapo, a group of moles always spying in headquarters and stores, reporting directly to Jobs and Oppenheimer. Here's how they hunt people down. » 12/15/09 5:38pm 12/15/09 5:38pm