Apple hires 200 Chinese security men to catch leakers

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Aside from the odd controlled leaks, Apple isn’t a company known for letting out too much info about advance products (or, really, anything) these days. However, recently we’ve been seeing more and more information come from Apple’s less secretive supply chain — and it seems that Apple has had enough.

In response, the company is reportedly launching a massive crackdown designed to stop information making it out to tech blogs and the media. To do this, Sonny Dickson — a.k.a. the infamous leaker who revealed the iPhone 5 alongside a number of other Apple products — is claiming that Apple has approached Chinese governing bodies, and enlisted the help of 200 security officers to catch anyone selling accessories, such as cases or schematics, to people in the media.

Apple’s program follows other phone makers, such as HTC, who are making similar efforts to keep product details secret in what seems to be a fairly porous supply chain.

Dickson’s tweets are below:

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