Apple security forces recently searched the private home of a regular citizen for a missing iPhone prototype, while pretending to be the local town police (Ingleside, CA). Meanwhile, the local police stood by outside and did not write up any reports of this action. Apple was assisted in this by the San Francisco Police Department, who likewise did not do any paperwork about this.
Homeowner Sergio Calderon says that he was offered bribes as well as threats against him and his family. Apparently somebody out there thinks that Shadowrun villains are a valid model of good corporate citizenship. (One of them seems to be an Apple employee named Anthony Colon; which puts the cyber-punk in punctuation. I could make intestine jokes also.)
Impersonation of a police officer is a jailtime crime in California.
All this, because an Apple employee once again managed to lose a valuable iPhone prototype in a bar.
Oh, and they didn’t find the phone, either.
Do you feel safe? Do you feel free? Do you feel like doing business with Apple?