Monday, April 25, 2011

and now Apple is being sued by iphone/ipad users

Turns out people don't take kindly to having their location tracked even if disabled.

From the article:

Two Apple customers have filed a lawsuit accusing the Cupertino, California, company of committing violations of computer-fraud laws by recording location data of iPhone and iPad customers.
Vikram Ajjampur, an iPhone customer in Florida, and William Devito, a New York iPad customer, filed the suit in federal court April 22 in Tampa, Florida.

I honestly don't know how this is going to turn out, and I'm not probably the best person to make a judgement based on how often I check-in using similar services. However the point here if everything is as the plaintiff's case says, Apple lied about collecting and/or using that data for their own benefit. If it can then be proven that Apple somehow profited from this data (collecting without the users' consent)... whoa.

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Earlier post(s) ->
Update: Apple-using Foreign Gov'ts want to know why they were being tracked too.!5795433/will-foreign-governments-get-an-answer-out-of-apple

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