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Too bad there aren't that many real people working in the research departments for the networks... they might actually get a real idea about viewing habits... instead of approximating patterns based on computer models.
Whatever you do on the internet or in email is trackable and traceable. They don't have to touch your computer to find out what you are doing. Also since you are licensing your operating system from a company that makes operating systems, I'm sure there's another loophole there as well.
If you aren't doing anything wrong, then there is nothing to worry about.
I'm assuming the person the interviewer spoke with isn't a developer at all. Developers know their work is in progress and don't care if people get copies of the code before it's released... unless it's a private developer... then it's their personal code. All the developer wants is the paycheck.
The interviewed is more than likely a PR person. The developer's phone wouldn't ring off the hook because the company would secretly investigate his terminal for proof of leak.
Since it's a PR person I'm assuming, then the "they" in my statement refers to the company. Not the interviewed.
Management is worried about the leak. They're worried about the bugs that pose a risk to the project and someone releasing an RC version. They will also try to minimize risk of failure for a release candidate so the software will not fail when it's sold.
The shareholders aren't worried about anything because they know they're still going to have a monopoly on software anyhow.