Apple Inc's Worldwide Loyalty Team - an internal team, likened to a non-lethal Gestapo or KGB, committed to investigating IP leaks at Apple.
The Apple employees, in the department where the photo is thought to have leaked from, sat quietly, thinking about the superfluous NDA they just signed, as the WLT invaded their iPhones' content - call logs, emails, photos, and text messages.
A perceived 'short cut' that turns out to take longer than normal route(s) or mean(s).
Wife: Why are we going down this road?
Me: It'll be quicker.
Wife: This better not be another one of your slow cuts!