If you leak classified intel to the New York Times or the Washington Post, you’re a leftist hero. But if you leak details about Apple’s new iPhone X, you’ll get fired.
Just ask Brooke Amelia Peterson, whose engineer dad was fired by Apple after she leaked details about the new iPhone X on YouTube.
“At the end of the day, when you work for Apple it doesn’t matter how good of a person you are,” a regretful Brooke said in a YouTube video Saturday (see below). “If you break a rule, they just have no tolerance. They had to do what they had to do.”
She continued: “Apple really did like my dad. And they let him go because he broke a rule. It was an innocent mistake, and he fully apologizes.”
Here’s how the incident went down: Last week, Brooke recorded her dad showing her the new iPhone X while the two hung out at the cafeteria at Apple’s headquarters in Cupertino, California. She filmed him as he used the iPhone X to pay for lunch, the Daily Mail reported.
“Dad has the new iPhone X,” she narrated in her now-deleted video. “Look at how big the screen is. You just swipe to go back home.”
Brooke showed off other features of the $999 smart phone, whose official release date is November 3.
Shortly after Peterson posted her video to YouTube, it went viral, causing a craze among iPhone devotees. Apple then contacted her and asked her to delete the video, which she did. Apple then fired Brooke’s dad for violating their rules, she revealed in a follow-up video.
Mr. Peterson reportedly worked for Apple for four years as an engineer. Brooke said she and her dad bear no ill feelings toward Apple despite his firing.
“I’m not mad at Apple,” she said. “I’m not going to stop buying Apple products. Rules are in place for the safety and happiness of workers, and my dad takes absolutely full responsibility for the one rule that he broke.”
Apple is notorious for safeguarding against leaks of its products, and employs security teams to crack down on early disclosures. Now if only the CIA, FBI, and other U.S. intelligence agencies were as diligent about safeguarding national security secrets as Apple is about protecting details of its iPhones.
Since President Trump took office, these agencies have breathlessly leaked classified intel to the anti-Trump media numerous times with impunity. Is that supposed to make Americans feel safe at night?
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