Apple Store employees accused of stealing customers' nude photos

When we have a problem with our devices, our first instinct may be to try to fix them ourselves. If that doesn't work, though, we have to call in reinforcements. For Apple products, this means going to the Genius Bar located in their stores. This, however, may make you think twice before you go.

Four male Apple employees in Australia have been accused of sealing customers' nude photos. This includes over 100 explicit of close-up photos of both female customers and staff.

Not only were the photos stolen, but they were supposedly shared with other Apple staff members in the area.

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"One person would take a photo and add it to the chat," an anonymous employee said, "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."

According to the employee, female staff members feel uncomfortable because leadership will not reveal who stole the photos.

Apple released a statement to local news outlet SBS, saying, "Apple believes in treating everyone equally and with respect, and we do not tolerate behavior that goes against our values. 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."

Thus far, however, the company has not found substantial evidence that "inappropriately transferred or that anyone was photographed by these former employees." They assure that steps have been taken to solve this crime.

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