Apple May Be Strapping Workers with Body Cameras to Plug Prototype Leaks

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Most people equate body cams with police, but law enforcement may not be the only people wearing these controversial recording devices.

According to a story from Front Page Tech, some Apple employees may be asked to put on a body camera when they show up for work.

Apple reportedly is forcing some of its employees to wear “police-grade” Axon Body 2 cameras as part of an enhanced security program being implemented by the Cupertino company.

The program is an effort by Apple to cut down on internal information leaked to the press.

The policy allegedly applies only to select product teams who presumably have access to unreleased hardware.

It hasn’t been disclosed how Apple would use the body cameras, but we can make a few assumptions: Apple could review the body cam footage to keep track of prototype devices to make sure they are staying in the office and being used in accordance with company policies.

Apple also could track employees’ actions to make sure they are not taking photos or otherwise sharing information about this unreleased hardware.

Apple isn’t just going after its employees in its attempt to stem the flow of information about prototype devices. The Cupertino company also is putting pressure on the media.

Jon Prosser claims Apple is targeting him because of his prolific leaks. Because he is in the United States and protected by the First Amendment, Apple cannot easily go after him.

Prosser claims he has never paid for his information and that Apple employees willingly supply him with Apple’s secrets.

[The information provided in this article has NOT been confirmed by Apple and may be speculation. Provided details may not be factual. Take all rumors, tech or otherwise, with a grain of salt.]

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