Apple Australia: Sic Pic Scandal

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  1. StevenWalker macrumors regular

    Oct 19, 2014
    STAFF at one of Apple’s busiest Queensland stores have been caught stealing personal photos from clients’ phones and taking pictures of customers and female staff to rank their bodies in a disturbing photo-sharing ring.

    In the biggest scandal to hit the technology giant in Australia, The Courier-Mail can reveal that more than 100 close-up and explicit photos were taken of female staff and customers without their knowledge and photographs were also lifted from some Apple customers’ phones.

    The issue was first flagged in the Carindale Apple store in Brisbane this month after a staff member noticed a technician looking through a customer’s phone in the repair room.

    It is understood four male staff members at the Carindale store have been sacked over the photo scandal, with the company forced to fly in an overseas HR executive to manage the fallout.

    One Apple staff member told The Courier-Mail they were concerned the “disgusting” practice was occurring at other Queensland stores and, potentially, at a Sydney store.

    “They’ve been taking pictures of them (customers) in store, taking pics off their phones and taking pictures of female staff members,” the staff member said.

    A statement from Apple confirmed the Carindale store was being investigated.
  2. Mrbobb macrumors 601

    Aug 27, 2012
    Exactly what brought Zuckerberg to billionaire-dom! :)
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