As they vigorously fight to build generative AI technologies

big IT companies are leery about divulging their trade secrets.

In an effort to prevent any of its data from flowing to rivals

a new claim asserts that Apple has forbidden internal use of tools.

like OpenAI's ChatGPT and Microsoft-owned GitHub's Copilot.

According to the Wall Street Journal, Apple is worried that the programmers who utilized

user data to train the models would gain access to its confidential data.