posted on Jan, 15 2005 @ 07:53 AM
Computer maker Apple Computer is suing the webmaster of ThinkSecret for releasing proprietary information on the Internet. Founded in 1998, the
website has a huge following among Apple users and Nicholas M. Ciarelli, seems to have the ability to get inside the innovative computer maker and
find out what is going on. For instance he predicted the debut of the G4 version PowerBook, and most recently the release of a sub $500 dollar
computer just announced.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- Nicholas M. Ciarelli was not even old enough to shave when he started getting under Apple Computer Inc.'s skin.
As a 13-year-old middle-schooler, the New Woodstock, N.Y., native built a Web site in 1998 and began publishing insider news and rumors about Apple,
using the alias Nick dePlume.
Three years later, ThinkSecret.com was first to report that the company would debut a G4 version of the PowerBook laptop series. The product launched
soon thereafter, along with ThinkSecret's reputation among Apple's legendarily zealous fans, generating millions of page views per month.
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Funny, the article says that it primality names the made up identity that has been posting the information, and Nicholas M. Ciarelli as the editor of
the page. Ciarelli denies knowing anybody that works at Apple and says he uses the same techniques as journalists. This kind of reminds me about the
uproar when Clancy first published "The Hunt For Red October". He dug up all sorts of stuff through good investigative techniques. The same may be in