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Apple ‘investigating' explicit photo-sharing ring run by employees at Australian Apple Store
An Apple Store in Australia is under fire for accusations of employees stealing personal images from the phones of customers, as well as taking images of female customers and female staff without their knowledge. The employees then used the images to “rank their bodies” from 1 to 10.According to a report from The Courier Mail, which calls this “the biggest scandal to hit [Apple] in Australia,” more than 100 “close-up and explicit photos” were taken of female staff and customers without permission. Additionally, more photos were pulled from the iPhones of customers who were having their phones repaired.The Apple Store employees would then rank the images on a scale of 1 to 10 in terms of “their bodies.”The issue was first brought to light when a staff member at the Apple Store in Carindale noticed a technician looking through a customer's phone in the repair room. According to today's report, four male staff members at the store have been fired over the issue, while Apple is flying in an “overseas HR executive to manage the fallout.”The report also notes of how at least one Apple Store employee is concerned that the same practice could occurring at other Queensland Apple locations, as well as a Sydney location.