Mar 082018
 

Chen Na reports:

“Your personal data belongs to you, not others,” reads a bold declaration on Apple’s webpage for user privacy. But for one Chinese customer, this proved not to be the case after an Apple tech support employee threatened to leak his photos, contacts, emails, and memos online.

An article describing how the Apple employee allegedly hacked into the customer’s iCloud account after the two got into an argument on the phone went viral on Chinese social media this week.

According to Weibo microblog user “Once Upon a Time in America 1999,” the ordeal began on Feb. 28 — the day Apple had announced it would transfer the cloud storage accounts of its users in China to servers managed by a local business in the southwestern province of Guizhou.

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