Former Walmart employee says company lied about online growth

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A former Walmart director claims the company lied about results and online growth in order to, “win the e-commerce war at all costs,” according to a lawsuit. The news comes just a day after Walmart announced a big push to spread its online grocery delivery and online ordering services to the vast majority of its US stores in a bid to fend off rival big box stores, as well as Amazon.

According to Bloomberg, Tri Huynh, a former director of business development for Walmart, raised concerns about possible improper practices the company was using to show e-commerce growth, its progress ahead of competing retailers, and how competitive the company was against Amazon. Huynh claims he was terminated in January 2017 as a result.

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Someone Has Been Shooting Apple Employee Shuttles with a BB Gun

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Someone has been shooting at Apple and Google employee shuttles in the Bay Area, and local police are now fielding decoy buses and undercover officers in an attempt to catch the person or people responsible. There have been 20 reported shootings at chartered buses since January. Five of those buses are employee shuttles used by […]
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Apple Plans Healthcare Clinics as Employee Perk

Apple’s plans to open a number of healthcare centers for its employees surfaced this week. Called the “AC Wellness Network,” the centers will offer “a unique concierge-like healthcare experience for employees and their dependents,” according to a website Apple set up for the initiative. Apple revealed more details about its healthcare venture at the Glassdoor job website. “AC Wellness is an independent medical practice exclusively dedicated to delivering Passionate, Compassionate, and Effective Healthcare to Apple employees and their families.”
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Apple launches in-house employee healthcare service, called AC Wellness


Apple is bringing employee healthcare in-house with a new line of clinics, called AC Wellness. On its website, the venture describes itself as “an independent medical practice dedicated to delivering compassionate, effective healthcare to the Apple employee population.” From what we can tell, it seems it aims to cover the functions of a primary care clinic, but with all the high-end trappings you’d expect from Apple. The About page of AC Wellness promises “high-quality care,” and a “unique patient experience.” It also states care will be “enabled by technology,” which isn’t particularly surprising, given health-tech has been an area of…

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How a Google employee sold an iMac on Craigslist, but unknowingly had access to its location for 3 years

A Google employee has taken to Medium today to describe how he sold an iMac on Craigslist, but has had access to its location for the last 3 years. In the post, Brenden Mulligan explains that he erased the computer and did a clean install of macOS before selling it, but that it has remained on his Find My iPhone account since he sold it…

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An Apple employee rings 911 by accident… 1,600 times


Two 911 call centers in California have confessed to getting hundreds of calls from a single location. The caller? Apple — specifically a repair center in Elk Grove. No one seems to know exactly how or why these calls were made — Apple told Buzzfeed it was aware of the calls and was looking into it. The popular theory seems to be that, because iPhones and Apple watches ring 911 when you hold one button down, employees are calling by accident. Jaded by mystery novels as I am, I find it hard to believe Apple employees can make that many butt-dials that…

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Former Google employee files lawsuit alleging the company fired him over pro-diversity posts

A former Google engineer is suing the company for discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and wrongful termination, according to court documents filed today. Tim Chevalier, a software developer and former site-reliability engineer at Google, claims that Google fired him when he responded with internal posts and memes to racist and sexist encounters within the company and the general response to the now-infamous James Damore memo. News of Chevalier’s lawsuit was reported earlier today by Gizmodo.

Chevalier said in a statement to The Verge, “It is a cruel irony that Google attempted to justify firing me by claiming that my social networking posts showed bias against my harassers.” Chevalier, who is also disabled and transgender, alleges…

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Secret iPhone code leaked by Apple employee to his friends for jailbreak purposes

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Apple had to publicly acknowledge last week that iBoot for iOS 9, the secure software that runs on iPhones and iPads before the operating system kicks off, had indeed been leaked. Apple said at the time that the security of its proprietary software isn’t key to iPhone secrecy, but the company still filed a copyright claim to remove the leaked iBoot source code from Github.

A security researcher dubbed the leak as the “biggest” in Apple’s history, suggesting that access to iBoot may have huge security implications, even if the source code is two years old. If discovered, new iBoot vulnerabilities may be used by the jailbreak community to create new ways of hacking iOS devices.

It turns out that people active in the jailbreak community encouraged a low-level Apple employee to leak the source code in the first place.

According to Motherboard’s findings, the Apple employee leaked the code in 2016 to five people, according to two people who first received the code. The person wasn’t a disgruntled employee, people say. Instead, he leaked the files to his jailbreak friends who were interested in iOS security. Apparently, the person took plenty of additional code that wasn’t yet leaked, aside from iCode.

“He pulled everything, all sorts of Apple internal tools and whatnot,” a friend said.

The original group hadn’t planned for the code to leave that circle of friends, but, eventually, one of them shared it with someone else.

“I was really paranoid about it getting leaked immediately by one of us,” one of the friends said. “Having the iBoot source code and not being inside Apple…that’s unheard of.”

“I personally never wanted that code to see the light of day. Not out of greed but because of fear of the legal firestorm that would ensue,” a person said. “The Apple internal community is really full of curious kids and teens. I knew one day that if those kids got it, they’d be dumb enough to push it to GitHub.”

They worried that other people would use iBoot vulnerabilities for malicious purposes.

“It can be weaponized,” the people said. “There’s something to be said for the freedom of information, many view this leak to be good. [But] information isn’t free when it inherently violates personal security.”

“We did our damnedest best to try to make sure that it got leaked [only after the code] got old,” they added.

It all happened a year after their friends gave them the Apple files. One member of the group shared it with a person who shouldn’t have had it.

Ultimately, the original group had lost control of the leak, and it spread to more people, and it even hit Reddit in 2017, although it went largely unnoticed at the time.

The leak resurfaced on Github last week, going viral online — it appears to be a copy of the original leak.

Apple, apparently, was aware of the leak long before it was pushed to Github. The Apple employee who leaked it signed a non-disclosure agreement with Apple and refused to talk about the matter.

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iOS 9 Source Code Was Leaked by Low-Level Apple Employee

Earlier this week, the iBoot source code of iOS 9 was leaked on Github. Cited as the ‘biggest leak in history,’ the leak was downplayed by Apple saying the security of its devices does not depend on the secrecy of their source code. However, many people still wondered how the leak occurred and who inside Apple leaked it.  Continue reading
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iPhone Source Code Was Leaked by Low-Level Apple Employee

Earlier this week, source code for iBoot, a core component of the iPhone’s operating system, leaked on GitHub. The code was old, for a version of iOS 9, and it was quickly pulled from GitHub after Apple issued a DMCA takedown notice, but it left many wondering how such sensitive code ended up publicly available.

To answer that question, Motherboard got in touch with unnamed sources who were involved in the leak and investigated screenshots, text messages, and more, to determine just how it happened.


As it turns out, the code originally came from a low-level Apple employee who took the code from Apple in 2016 to share with friends in the jailbreaking community. This employee wasn’t unhappy with Apple and didn’t steal the code with malicious intent, but instead was encouraged by friends to obtain the code to benefit the jailbreaking community.

The person took the iBoot source code–and additional code that has yet to be widely leaked–and shared it with a small group of five people.

“He pulled everything, all sorts of Apple internal tools and whatnot,” a friend of the intern told me. Motherboard saw screenshots of additional source code and file names that were not included in the GitHub leak and were dated from around the time of this first leak.

The original group of five people who were provided with access to the code didn’t intend to share it, but it somehow got out. From one of the original people involved:

“I personally never wanted that code to see the light of day. Not out of greed but because of fear of the legal firestorm that would ensue,” they said. “The Apple internal community is really full of curious kids and teens.I knew one day that if those kids got it they’d be dumb enough to push it to GitHub.”

The code began circulating more widely in 2017 and picked up in popularity late in the year before ending up on GitHub this week. Many in the jailbreaking and iPhone research communities attempted to stop sharing, but the major public leak couldn’t be avoided.

According to the unnamed people who spoke to Motherboard, what leaked wasn’t the “full leak.” “It’s not the original leak-it’s a copy,” said one source.

Following the leak, Apple confirmed the authenticity of the code in a statement to MacRumors and pointed out that it’s for a three-year-old operating system that’s been replaced by iOS 11 and is in use only on a small number of devices.

“Old source code from three years ago appears to have been leaked, but by design the security of our products doesn’t depend on the secrecy of our source code. There are many layers of hardware and software protections built into our products, and we always encourage customers to update to the newest software releases to benefit from the latest protections.”

The iBoot code leak should not be of concern to the average user because Apple has many layers of protection in place, like the Secure Enclave, and does not rely on source code secrecy alone to keep its users safe. The leak could, however, make it easier for people to locate vulnerabilities to create new jailbreaks.
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