Vice President of Global Security Quits Apple

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In the last few months, Apple’s security has been called into question more than once—not only for losing a pre-release iPhone 4S, but also for allegedly getting involved with the San Francisco Police Department’s investigation into the missing phone. It may come as no surprise, then, that Apple’s VP of Global Security recently left the company.

The 9to5Mac blog is reporting that John Thirault has left Apple after four years of heading the company’s security efforts, including a rumored “World Wide Loyalty Team.” A former FBI agent, he came to Apple following more than a decade as Chief Security Officer at Pfizer. No official reason has been offered for his resignation, and Apple has declined to comment on his departure.

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Graeme McMillan is a reporter at TIME. Find him on Twitter at @Graemem or on Facebook at Facebook/Graeme.McMillan. You can also continue the discussion on TIME’s Facebook page and on Twitter at @TIME.

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