"Stealth mode" isn't just for start-ups or new products. For Apple, it's a way of life.
Very few technology executives guard trade secrets as determinedly as Apple CEO Steve Jobs. In a sector noted for paranoia, he stands out for his willingness to file suit against anyone disseminating information that he believes belongs solely to his company. Journalists, Apple developers, even teenagers; it doesn't matter. Apple has sued them all for exposing trade secrets.
That's why if Apple chooses to pursue a civil suit against Gawker Media, parent company of the gadget blog Gizmodo, … Read more