An employee at an Apple Store in Bakersfield, California, was fired after finding himself writing an intimate photo found on a customer's iPhone. The story came to light for the first time when Gloria Fuentes – the woman in question – published a detailed summary of the events on her Facebook page.
As Fuentes reports, she went to a nearby Apple Store to have the display repaired on her iPhone. In the interests of security and privacy, Fuentes deleted some sensitive photos from her phone in advance. However, her appointment at the Apple Store was postponed for several hours, leaving her with no time to clear anything she was about to do.
After she walked into the Apple Store, she gave her cell phone to an Apple employee who, after looking at the phone for a while and asking twice for her passcode, finally told her that she was over the problem would have to solve their mobile service provider.
Later that day, Fuentes opened her messaging app and found a strange SMS to a number she did not know. When she opened it, she was appalled to discover that the Apple Store employee "sent me one of my very personal photos that I made for my friend and where my geographical position was, so he knows where I live."
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Next, Fuentes went back to the Apple Store and confronted the employee with it. He acknowledged that it was his number, but said that "he does not know how the picture was sent."
Fuentes makes a good and frightening impression that this may not have been the first time the Apple employee has done so.
Apple said the Washington Post commented on the matter and has since dismissed the employee.
"We thank the customer for drawing our attention to this deeply worrying situation. Said a spokesman. "Apple immediately initiated an internal investigation and found that the employee was working well beyond the stringent privacy policies that we all hold Apple employees. He is no longer affiliated with our company.
Additional reports indicate that the local police will investigate the matter and possibly bring criminal charges.