Staff at an Apple store have been accused of stealing explicit photos from customers’ phones, sharing them between each other and rating the victims out of 10.
Four men from the Carindale store in Brisbane have been sacked over the claims, after they were allegedly found to have taken more than 100 photos of female colleagues and customers without their knowledge.
The alleged privacy breach came to light after an employee stumbled across a technician scrolling through a customer’s phone in the repair room, the Telegraph reports. However, an Apple investigation found ‘no evidence that photos were inappropriately transferred’.
An anonymous worker at the Apple store told Australia’s News Corp:
One person would take a photo and add it to the chat and others would give the person or their butt or their boobs a rating out of 10 and they would add their own side commentary.
Everyone feels uncomfortable and the female staff don’t know how to feel because the leadership won’t tell staff who is involved.Advertisement
Another staff member said they had seen a Genius Bar technician scrolling through a customers’ phone, while a third employee said the ‘disgusting’ practice could be happening in other Apple stores in Queensland and across Australia. And for that matter, anywhere around the world.
The company confirmed they are investigating the Carindale store over the string of privacy breaching allegations, saying:
Apple believes in treating everyone equally and with respect, and we do not tolerate behaviour that goes against our values.Advertisement
We are investigating a violation of Apple’s business conduct policy at our store in Carindale, where several employees have already been terminated as a result of our findings.
While Apple has said they have found no evidence that photos were were taken or transferred, it may be safe to delete any nudes you may have before handing it over to anyone.
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