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How not to leak a top-secret flagship smartphone

04
Mar
2014

On Monday, a leaked video appeared showing The All New HTC One in all its dual-camera, metal unibody, BoomSound-equipped glory. However, the leaker made a grievous error while showing off HTC’s new flagship phone: He left the International Mobile Station Equipment Identity (IMEI) number and his own on-screen email address exposed long enough for HTC to identify them and now HTC is going after him with guns blazing. Per Ars Technica, HTC spokesman Jeff Gordon told the leaker on Twitter that “it’s not going to be a good week for you” because “we have the IMEI and all other info.” The leaker, a teenager named Roshan Jamkatel, likely broke a nondisclosure agreement that either he or one of his parents had to

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