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You Can’t Blog About Apple Beta Products Including OS X El Capitan

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Is the public beta software confidential?
Yes, the public beta software is Apple confidential information. Don’t install the public beta software on any systems you don’t directly control or that you share with others. Don’t blog, post screen shots, tweet, or publicly post information about the public beta software, and don’t discuss the public beta software with or demonstrate it to others who are not in the Apple Beta Software Program. If Apple has publicly disclosed technical information about the public beta software, it is no longer considered confidential.

https://beta.apple.com/sp/betaprogram/faq

One of the reasons I never feel inclined to beta test Apple products is because they actually have a confidentiality agreement for their beta program that literally goes to far as to state, “… don’t discuss the public beta software with or demonstrate it to others who are not in the Apple Beta Software Program…” Testing their products for them without even having the ability to write about it seems absurd.  I know many people would shrug this off and write about the products anyway, but if you’re trying to build a web content business that can be dangerous.  Apple has a ton of money and legal resources, and would theoretically be within their rights to go after you if you break the rules you agreed to.

This is yet another reminder that you should always read the agreements you’re presented with before clicking, “ok”.

 

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Eli Etherton

I am Eli "the Computer Guy" and have been in the tech industry for approx. 20 years doing all kinds of odd projects. I started as an electronics tech in the US Army, worked in corporate IT during the IT Boom, was an individual consultant and grew my tech shop to have numerous full time employees and supported small business clients with computer repair/ server maintenance/ web development/ surveillance systems/ telephone systems until the great recession. After that I started creating video training on all the topics I know and now have a YouTube Channel with over 500K subscribers. I am the founder of GeekBrainDump.com and my plan is to create a tech "news" site that I would actually find useful if I was still in the server room.

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