For the most part, Apple counts on its employees to censor themselves. But in some cases it pays attention to what employees say when they are out of the office — even when they’ve only walked across the street for a beer. BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse is tucked so close to Apple’s Cupertino campus that insiders jokingly refer to it as IL‑7, for “Infinite Loop 7,” a building that doesn’t exist. Company lore holds that plainclothes Apple security agents lurk near the bar at BJ’s and that employees have been fired for loose talk there. It doesn’t matter if the yarn is true or apocryphal. The fact that employees repeat it serves the purpose.
from The secrets Apple keeps by Adam Lashinsky, Fortune (via timb)