Apple pays millions in compensation for student sex video upload

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Apple technicians shared a student’s private photos and videos on her Facebook profile. Now the company has paid the woman several million dollars in compensation.

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A woman in Oregon sent her iPhone to Apple for repair. She later discovered that private photos and videos were being shared from her cell phone. (Symbol image)

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Technicians from Apple supplier Pegatron uploaded a private sex video of a student to her Facebook account.  The picture shows the company's logo, behind a security fence in the Apple Store on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan, New York City.

Technicians from Apple supplier Pegatron uploaded a private sex video of a student to her Facebook account. The picture shows the company’s logo, behind a security fence in the Apple Store on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan, New York City.

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Friends pointed out the 27-year-old woman that the sex video appeared on her Facebook profile.

Friends pointed out the 27-year-old woman that the sex video appeared on her Facebook profile.

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  • A college student in California sent her iPhone to Apple for repairs.

  • The technicians found a sex video and uploaded it to the customer’s Facebook account.

  • Now the 27-year-old has received several million US dollars in compensation.

A student who sent her iPhone to Apple for repairs discovered ten private photos and one sex video of her on social media. Technicians from the company Pegatron, which implements repair orders for Apple, downloaded the content from the 27-year-old’s cell phone and distributed it via her Facebook account. Apple has now paid the Oregon woman “several million US dollars in compensation”, as the “Telegraph” writes.

According to court documents, the dissemination of the photos and videos caused the student to suffer from “great emotional suffering”. Some pictures showed her half-naked. In the video, the woman could even be seen having sex. Friends had drawn her attention to the posts on Facebook, whereupon the student immediately removed the content. The incident occurred in 2016, writes “Telegraph” on. Pegatron paid Apple the fine, but Pegatron’s insurance company refused to cover the costs.

Muzzle for the student

Apple is avoiding a potentially long-standing legal process with the payment. The agreement states that the student is not allowed to speak publicly about the incident. According to the court documents, Apple feared “irreparable damage” and a negative impact on its business operations.

Two employees at Pegatron have been laid off. According to “Telegraph”, Apple has now initiated an investigation. “We acted immediately when we heard about this egregious violation of our guidelines for suppliers in 2016,” the company defends itself in a statement.

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