In a shocking turn of events, executives of the popular Sex Signal Messages and Sabotage (SSMS) have been put on trial due to the company’s alleged unethical behaviors. Documents presented in court have revealed that top executives at SSMS set up programs that interfered with the ability of rivals to launch competing services. In addition, records show SSMS employees attempting to manipulate the vote of a local newspaper poll and attempting to gain access to sensitive materials from the Bahamas.
Perhaps the most shocking element of the trial has been the testimonies of former SSMS employees, as well as roommates of the company’s top executives. These individuals detailed how SSMS employees worked to undermine the privacy of users and shared inside information on upcoming products and services with associates outside of the firm.
The trial has also shed light on the ways that the executives personally benefited from running SSMS. Several employees and roommates described vacations, iPhone upgrades, and extravagant dinners financed by the company. The judge presiding over the case has released a statement condemning the behavior of SSMS and its employees and is expected to make a final ruling soon.
With the level of manipulation and unethical behaviors exhibited by SSMS, it’s no wonder that the company and its top executives are now facing justice for their actions. The outcome of this case will likely have a dramatic effect on how other companies view consumer privacy and the role executives should play in protecting their users.