Interviews & Press Coverage about Ashley Gjovik

Ashley M. Gjøvik

Human Rights Lawyer

Safety & Privacy Whistleblower

Sr. Engineering Program Manager

Investigative Journalist

Academic Author & Educator

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Press, Interviews, Presentations, & Speaking Events

This page includes both personal & professional interviews & press coverage.

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Profiles on Ashley Gjovik

Télérama, Ashley Gjøvik, lanceuse d’alerte licenciée par Apple, seule contre tous,” March 14 2023

DER SPIEGEL: Apple lädt Mitarbeiter zu Datenparty – um Gesichter zu scannen,” June 26 2022

The Telegraph, Apple whistleblower Ashley Gjøvik: ‘My life is a goddamn nightmare now’”, April 17 2022

Index on Censorship:Apple poisoned me: physically, mentally, spiritually. December 15 2021 [republished on Sage Publications]

Presentations & Speaking Events

MozFest, special guest at Thomas Le Bonniec’s presentation: “Is my phone listening to me?” and other political questions around privacy,” March 24 2023

CovertAction: Pushback Against Empire: CovertAction Magazine Holiday Party and Fundraiser,” Featured Speaker, December 1 2022

Privacy by Design Lab, Privacy Talk with Ashley Gjøvik, JD, Apple Whistleblower and A.M. Gjovik Consulting, LLC” November 22 2022

Glasgow Caledonian University,Ashley Gjovik: Whistleblowing for Health and the Environment,” November 10 2022

RightsCon 2022: Apple censorship: what apps have disappeared from Apple’s App Store?,” Content Governance Tech Demo with the Project Director, June 8 2022.

Video & Podcast Interviews

Pacific Free Press“Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook, Ashley Gjøvik, Andy Worthington May 10, 2023,” May 10 2023

CovertAction Bulletin, “CovertAction Bulletin: NLRB Rules in Favor of Apple Whistleblower,” Feb 9 2023

Pacifica Radio: Apple Whistleblower, EPA Corporate Capture, February 6 2023

IndyBay & LaborVideo WorkWeek: The Union Busting War On Apple Workers & NLRB Ruling For Fired Apple Worker Ashley M. Gjøvik,” Feb 2 2023

Tech Direct, Interview with Ashley Gjovik,Jan 21 2023

LaborVideo: Apple is Toxic: Is It Above The Law? Interview with Whistleblower Ashley M. Gjøvik.” Sept 29 2022

IndyBay & WorkWeek: Apple & Toxic Waste: Is It Above The Law? Interview with Whistleblower Ashley M. Gjøvik.” Sept 29 2022

Pacifica Radio: Apple’s Superfund Site & Whistleblower, September 26 2022

CovertAction Bulletin: Whistleblower Exposes Apple’s Toxic Waste Cover-up, Secret Police Intimidation & Government Ties,” September 21 2022

Covert Action via Podbean,Whistleblower Exposes Apple’s Toxic Waste Cover-up, Secret Police Intimidation & Government Ties,” September 21 2022

Research & Commentary

Teachable: “What is Bluesky? What creators should know about the invite-only platform,” May 8 2023

CyberNews, “Bluesky: the invite-only social network disrupting the digital landscape,” May 2 2023

Mashable, “What to know before signing up for Bluesky: Signing up means signing over your content.” April 29 2023

The Wrap,Users Flock to Jack Dorsey’s Twitter Rival Bluesky, but Fine Print Gives Some Pause,” April 29 2023 [Republished by Yahoo]

Law360, “Why Attorneys Are Jumping To The Mastodon Social Platform,” Nov 29 2022

AIM: “Apple’s Privacy Play Lands the Company in Trouble… Again,” November 24 2022

Index on Censorship: “Apple’s Chinese and Russian takedowns come under scrutiny: A new report by GreatFire and whistleblower Ashley Gjovik reveals the tech giant complies with far more requests from the two governments than elsewhere,” April 22 2022

Protocol: Worker surveillance is making employees miserable. What to consider before implementing monitoring tools,” Sept 20 2021

Select Whistleblower Coverage

MacGeneration, “Écartée d’Apple, Ashley Gjøvik dénonce toujours une culture d’entreprise toxique” March 16 2023

RadioFrance, “Ces locations Airbnb où des caméras vous espionnent, Libération.” March 15 2023

MediaPart: “Le Schrödinger de la protection des données : quand Ashley Gjøvik dénonce Apple,” March 14 2023

MacWorld,Apple’s war against leakers is really a battle against the people that matter most,” February 7 2023

HR Dive, “NLRB: Apple illegally interfered with employees’ protected activity,” February 6 2023

Tech HQ, Apple “infringed workers’ rights” over unionization,” February 6 2023

The Register, NLRB: Merit to allegations against Apple,” February 1 2023

Entrepreneur, “This Culture Of Secrecy Is Not Okay’: Former Apple Employee Celebrates NLRB Decision That It Violated Worker Rights,” January 31 2023

CNN, Apple has infringed on worker rights, NLRB investigators say,” January 31 2023

Yahoo! Finance, Former Apple employee claims Tim Cook email in conflict with federal labor law, January 31 2023

CBS Bay Area,NLRB investigators: Apple infringed on worker rights,” January 31 2023

Fudzilla, “Watchdog barks at Apple’s staff management policy,” January 31 2023

Reuters, “Apple workplace rules violate U.S. labor law, agency finds,” January 31 2023

FOSS Patents, Apple whistleblower Ashley Gjøvik makes headway in labor dispute: if NLRB’s finding of violation of federal law is upheld, Apple will have to fix policies nationwide,” January 31 2023

Quartz, “Is Apple violating workers’ rights under the garb of confidentiality?” January 31 2023

TechCrunch, Labor officials found that Apple execs infringed on workers’ rights,” January 30 2023

Bloomberg, “Apple Executives Violated Worker Rights, Labor Officials Say,” January 30 2023 [Republished on Yahoo] [Republished by Bloomberg Law]

Cyberf*cked: Wie Frauen im Internet bedroht und belästigt werden – und was wir alle dagegen tun können, 2022

Biometrics UpdateEx-employee accuses Apple of training iPhone biometrics by violating staff privacy,” April 20 2022

Clubic: “Pour tester Face ID, Apple obligerait ses employés à partager leurs données biométriques,” April 13 2022

Tech Unwrapped: “Apple: a whistleblower accuses the firm of spying on its employees under the guise of product tests,” April 12 2022

TechCrunchEx-Apple employee takes Face ID privacy complaint to Europe,” April 11 2022

City AM: “Apple under spotlight amid spying claims,” April 10 2022

Telegraph“Apple whistleblower brings spying claims to UK,” April 10 2022

Futurism“Apple Employees are Unionizing and They’re suing Android Phones to Keep Apple from Spying on Them,” February 20 2022

Ring of Fire: America’s Lawyer, Illnesses Rise At California Apple Facility Built On Superfund Site, January 1 2022

Quartz: “Apple can’t just throw money at its talent retention problem,” December 29 2021

The Mac Observer: SEC allows AAPL Shareholders to Push For Details on Apple NDAs,” December 23 2021

Reuters, “U.S. SEC allows Apple shareholder’s push for details on non-disclosure, December 22 2021

Above the Law: I Know A Good Apple Is Tart, But Exploitation Is Bitter,December 21 2021

TruthoutApple Employee Blows Whistle on Illegal Spying and Toxic Working Conditions.” December 19 2021 [Republished by RadioFree Asia]

Whistleblower Network News“U.S. Department of Labor Investigating Apple Whistleblower’s Allegations,” December 16 2021

MB,Apple Accused of OSHA Retaliation Despite the Lack of an OSHA Complaint,” December 16 2021

CNN, Apple faces Labor Department investigation as tensions with employees escalate,” December 14 2021

CBS:Apple Faces Labor Department Whistleblower Investigation As Tensions With Employees Escalate,” December 14 2021

The Street:Apple Staffer’s Retaliation Claim Investigated by U.S. Labor Agency: Reports,” December 14 2021

iMore, “Labor Department opens investigation into Apple’s treatment of employee,” December 14 2021

Cult of Mac, Labor Department investigates whistleblower complaint against Apple,” December 14 2021 

Axios: Labor Department digs into complaint against Apple,” December 14 2021

New York Times, Business News for Monday Dec 13 2021

Business & Human Rights Resource Centre: The Labor Department is investigating Apple’s treatment of employees, December 13 2021

CNET: Apple becomes subject of Labor Department investigation,” December 13 2021

The New York Times: “The Labor Department is investigating Apple’s treatment of employees.” December 13 2021

Financial Times: “Apple faces probe over whether it retaliated against whistleblower, December 13 2021

Apple Insider: “Apple says workers have right to discuss pay, but scrutiny of employee policy intensifies,” November 19 2021 

The New York Times:Another Apple Worker Says the Company Retaliated Against Her, November 2 2021

Financial Times: “Apple fights shareholder call for more transparency on forced labour,” October 27 2021 

The Wall Street Journal,Silicon Valley Giants Built an Open Culture. Now Workers Are Holding Them to It.October 22 2021

Inverse, “Apple is leaning on weak arguments to defend a senior engineer’s firing,” October 15 2021

Gizmodo: “Apple Wanted Her Fired. It Settled on an Absurd Excuse,” October 14 2021

ChannelNews,Lawsuit Claims Tim Cook’s Anti-Leak Email Broke The Law,” October 13 2021

Harvard Law Review OnLabor Blog:OnLabor News & Commentary – October 13 2021,”

Business Insider: “Former Apple employee alleges a Tim Cook email saying leakers ‘do not belong’ at the company violates worker-protection laws,” October 12 2021

Bloomberg: Apple CEO’s Anti-Leak Edict Broke Law, Ex-Employee Alleges,” October 12 2021 

The Verge: “Apple’s fortress of secrecy is crumbling from the inside, September 30 2021

Financial Times,Big Tech’s Paranoid Practices,” September 24 2021

Justia: Former Apple Employee Alleges Workplace Violations and Wrongful Termination, September 20 2021

The New York Times: Tim Cook Faces Surprising Employee Unrest at Apple. Hundreds of current and former Apple workers are complaining about their work environment, a rarity for the once tight-lipped company, September 17 2021

AppleInsider:Apple faces labor relations charge, OSHA investigation over fired employee,” September 17 2021

Fudzilla: “Apple faces another charge of employee hassling, 17 September 2021

Business Insider: “Op Ed: I was fired from Apple after making several labor complaints against the company. Speaking out feels like going up against a powerful government,” Ashley Gjovik, September 16 2021

Business Insider: “Apple hit by another NLRB charge for firing senior manager who complained of harassment,” September 16 2021 

Leaf&Core: Apple Fires Whistleblower After She Files a Case Against Company,September 12 2021

Bloomberg: “Apple Fires Manager Who Complained; She Gains Right to Sue,September 10 2021

Telegraph: “Apple fires whistleblower who complained about workplace sexism,” September 10 2021

Daily Caller, “Manager At Apple Claims Sexual Harassment At The Workplace. Weeks Later She Gets Fired For Allegedly Leaking Company Secrets,” September 10 2021

Der Standard, Apple feuert Managerin, nachdem sie sich über …,” September 10 2021

Input Inverse, Apple fired a senior engineer after she raised concerns over harassment,” September 10 2021

Fudzilla, Apple starts firing those who speak of its harassment and sexism, September 10 2021

Mercury News, Apple fires senior manager who complained of harassment, allegedly for leaking data, September 10 2021

Business Insider: “Program manager fired by Apple allegedly over workplace complaints receives right to sue from federal agency,” September 10 2021 

Input, Apple fired a senior engineer after she raised concerns over harassment,” September 10 2021

Apple Insider: “Apple fires employee who spoke out on workplace issues, cites alleged leak,” September 9 2021 

Gizmodo: “Apple Fires Program Manager Who Accused Bosses of Harassment, Intimidation,” September 9 2021

The Hill: Apple employees allege harassment, retaliation,” September 3, 2021

BBC: “Apple employees make US labour watchdog complaints,” September 3, 2021

Gizmodo, “Apple Accused of Retaliation After Workers Spoke Out on Pay, Harassment,” September 3 2021

Financial Times,Apple’s Labor Day Delays,” September 3 2021

Bloomberg: “National Labor Relations Board Fields Complaints About Apple,” Sept 2 2021 [Republished by Bloomberg Law]

Reuters: “U.S. labor agency probes two complaints from Apple workers,” September 2 2021 

Financial Times: US labour board examines retaliation claims against Apple: Senior engineering program manager’s allegations include workplace harassment and job reassignment,” September 2 2021 

TechDirt: Apple’s Dedication To Privacy Is Missing When It Comes To Its Workforce, Employees Say, August 31 2021

Business & Human Rights Resource Centre: Apple employees raise concerns company does not protect and at times invades their personal privacy,August 31 2021

The Verge: “Apple Cares About Privacy, Unless You Work at Apple, August 30, 2021

Business Insider: An Apple engineer on leave after publicly alleging sexism says co-workers kept a scoreboard to make her quit,” August 17, 2021 

Leaf&Core: An Apple Manager Complained About Sexism. Apple Put Her on Leave,” August 7 2021

The Telegraph: A senior Apple engineer has claimed she has been placed on administrative leave after raising concerns about sexism and health and safety,” August 5, 2021

The Verge: ​”Apple places female engineering program manager on administrative leave after tweeting about sexism in the office,” August 4, 2021

The New York Times,”Delays, More Masks and Mandatory Shots: Virus Surge Disrupts Office-Return Plans,” July 23, 2021

The New York Times, Quotation of the Day: Virus Surge Complicates Return-to-Office Plans, July 24, 2021


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