An Apple employee posted a video with tips on iPhone security. Now, according to her, the company is threatening to fire the girl.
Paris Campbell has been working at Apple for almost 6 years. Most recently, she has been working as a retail repair technician. Last week, she commented on TikTok about a situation where a person lost their iPhone and started receiving threatening messages. The attackers demanded that the owner remove the iPhone from their Apple ID and threatened to sell their personal data on the black market if they did not do so.
“I can’t tell you exactly how I know this information, but I can tell you that for the last six years, I’ve been a certified hardware engineer for a certain company that likes to talk about fruit. Your phone is actually useless to them, and you’re the only person that can save them, and I suggest that you don’t,” advised Campbell in the video.
#stitch with @Stella this is so out of my content niche
The video went viral and garnered 5 million views in about a day. Then the manager asked to remove it, otherwise the girl would be prosecuted up to the point of dismissal. Campbell not only refused to delete the video, but released a new one called “Dear Apple,” where she explained that the company’s policy does not prohibit identifying oneself as an employee, as long as it does not cast a shadow on the employer. The employee also clarified that she did not disclose any confidential information in the video.
“I’ve never actually identified myself as an Apple employee until this video. Funny thing is, though, after reviewing the social media policies… nowhere does it say I can’t identify myself as an Apple employee publicly, just that I shouldn’t do so in a way that makes the company look bad,” says Campbell in an interview with The Verge.
Apple has not yet commented on the situation. It remains unclear whether Paris Campbell will be fired for her video.