Apple sues former employee over device leaks to media

The former materials lead at Apple has been sued by the company, with the complaint addressing alleged misappropriation of trade secrets that were then sold to an unnamed publication in exchange for favorable coverage of a startup.

Lancaster revealed trade secrets about unreleased Apple productsLancaster revealed trade secrets about unreleased Apple products

The leaks and rumors industry built around Apple can be a dangerous one. Simon Lancaster, former materials lead at Apple, has been accused of accessing data outside of his job’s scope then selling it to a media outlet.

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