Apple Retailer employee ‘texts himself buyer’s intimate photograph’

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Apple says it instantly investigated the incident


An Apple Retailer worker allegedly texted himself an “extraordinarily private” photograph of a girl from her cellphone after she took the machine to be repaired.

Gloria Fuentes introduced her cellphone to a store in California final week, after eradicating some private information from it.


Nonetheless, she alleged by way of Fb, an worker had discovered an intimate photograph on the machine and despatched it to himself.

Apple stated it had investigated the incident and the employee was not related to the corporate.

‘Rush over’

Ms Fuentes’s story was first reported by the Washington Put up.

She stated she had made an effort to take away private data, resembling monetary information, from her iPhone earlier than taking the machine in to be repaired.

“I used to be going to delete all the images from my cellphone too however forgot as a result of they have been texting me that they moved my appointment time up, so I used to be attempting to hurry over there,” she stated by way of Fb.

The worker who labored on her cellphone had spent “fairly some time” with it and requested her for her passcode twice, she wrote.

‘Deeply regarding’

It was solely when Ms Fuentes had returned dwelling that, she stated, she had realised her cellphone had been used to ship a textual content to an unfamiliar quantity.

“This man went by way of my gallery and despatched himself one among my extraordinarily private footage that I took for my boyfriend and it had my geolocation on, so he additionally is aware of the place I dwell,” she stated.

“I couldn’t categorical how disgusted I felt and the way lengthy I cried after I noticed this.”

Ms Fuentes stated she had returned to the Apple Retailer however the worker in query had claimed he didn’t understand how the textual content had been despatched.

Apple stated it was grateful to the client for bringing the “deeply regarding scenario” to its consideration.

“Apple instantly launched an inside investigation and decided that the worker acted far outdoors the strict privateness pointers to which we maintain all Apple staff,” the corporate stated in an announcement to the Washington Put up.

“He’s not related to our firm,”

In her Fb submit, Ms Fuentes stated she would press prices towards the previous worker.