Apple Employee Says She Could Be Fired for Video on iPhone Security

Apple Employee on TikTok

An Apple employee claims that she is being threatened with firing her for posting a TikTok clip in which she shared basic iPhone security tips.

Paris Campbell says she was told that she breached company policy by identifying herself as an Apple employee and posting about Apple-related topics in the clip which amassed over 7. 6 million views in 24 hours, reports The Verge.

Last week, Campbell (who has been working at Apple for more than six years) made a TikTok Video in response to an anonymous user named Stella Kim ,. This was done by @Stella The Verge.

@stopitparis #stitch with @Stella Love You So – The King Khan & BBQ Show

After having her phone stolen, Kim began receiving threatening text messages from the thieves saying her personal information would be sold on the black market unless she removed the iPhone from her Apple ID.

In this clip Campbell, who is most recently employed by Apple as a repair tech, states: “I cannot tell you how precisely I know that information but I can tell that I have been a certified mechanical engineer for a company that loves to talk about fruits .”

Campbell suggests that Kim ignore the extortionists. She then explains the iPhone Activation Lock and reassures the victim that the thieves do not have access to their private information.

“Your phone is actually useless to them, and you’re the only person that can save them, and I suggest that you don’t,” says Campbell.

According to The Verge, Campbell received a call from a manager at Apple shortly after the clip went viral. The manager ordered her to remove the viral video or she would be subject to disciplinary action “up to and including termination.”

When she asked what would happen if she left the video up, she says the manager walked back the original comment and said he would get back to her. Over the weekend Campbell uploaded a second video called “dear Apple” in which she said that she was an Apple employee. She also stated that the videos contained iPhone security tips and she would not be fired if it was.

@stopitparis hey apple, don’t fire me #techtok #greenscreen original sound – paris campbell

“I’ve never actually identified myself as an Apple employee until this video,” she says. She adds, “Funny fact is that after looking at the policies on social media, it doesn’t say that I cannot identify myself publicly as an Apple employee The company’s policy prohibits employees from sharing information about customers or colleagues. However, Apple does allow employees to post about technology.

We want you to be authentic, but we also ask that you be respectful when posting, tweets and other online communications.” An internal document states.