Apple employee accused of accepting $1 million in kickbacks from iPhone suppliers. Wonder if fixing this will lower iPhone prices?
According to WSJ, he sold them "confidential information that would let (the suppliers) negotiate favorable contracts with Apple ... including sales volume forecasts, product specs, competitors' target prices and bids."
Apple apparently found out through the employee's gmail and hotmail accounts.
This is a lesson that there is often less privacy online than we would care to believe. And sometimes that lack of privacy is useful in tracking down criminal activity.