@evleaks profiled in BBC video interview

While we assumed it would be years before @evleaks aka Evan Blass' reign would end, we were all caught off-guard when he suddenly announced that he would no longer be leaking any content. This caught the tech community by surprise as he had provided reliable leaks for the past two years. 

After his announcement, there seemed to be mixed reactions from the online community ranging from excitement to sadness. While Blass participated in a couple rare interviews, we never got to see him or hear his story directly. Fortunately, BBC was able to get an exclusive in-person interview with the man himself, shedding light on his daily rituals as one of the most infamous leakers and how he is fighting mutiple sclerosis. 

The BBC interview gives us a glimpse of Blass' workstation, the amount of time he spent working on tweets, and how he has informants within the mobile industry. Although he would not reveal his sources, he states that in some cases, one or two companies have purposely provided him with leaks. 

Although Evan Blass has stopped providing content to the tech world, his name and handle will be remembered for years to come. He has had a considerable impact on the tech industry and his absence will be felt. 

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I am sure that contracting a debilitating condition like MS would cause a person to re-focus their energies. Also blogging leaks or other juicy tidbits is an empty job that also carries risks of being sued or investigated.

Employees and contractors who leak are breaking NDA agreements. Companies take their trade secrets seriously. Ex-Microsoft Employee Charged With Trade Secret Theft http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-03-20/ex-microsoft-employee-charged-with-trade-secret-theft.html

If a person is writing a blog or leaking trade secrets the reward is a short bit of fame in the geek-dom and the risk is lawyers fees and potential jail time. 2nd sober thought might tell a person to avoid the risk.

When I've said that companies leak some news "accidentally" , a few poor sods jumped on me straight away on Neowin. "Thats not possible".
Pure marketing lads.

When I've said that companies leak some news "accidentally" , a few poor sods jumped on me straight away on Neowin. "Thats not possible".
Pure marketing lads.

It's not really mentioned in the article, however if you watch the interview with him on BBC Click you find out he has multiple sclerosis and looks to be in a lot of pain.