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Another lawsuit claims Apple iPhone transmits personal data and location information to third parties

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Another lawsuit claims Apple iPhone transmits personal data and location information to third parties
A lawsuit filed in the United States District Court for the District of Puerto Rico alleges that the Apple iPhone transmits personal data and location information to third party advertisers. According to The Loop, the suit was filed by Lymaris M. Rivera Diaz, and accuses the Cupertino based firm of, "intentionally intercepting personally identifying information," adding The Weather Channel and Pandora Music as defendants along with Apple. The filing also leaves open the possibility of more defendants being named later. No surprise, the suit seeks monetary damages.

Apple is now looking at defending itself against 6 charges including fraud, abuse, and unfair trade practices. This is the second lawsuit that Apple has recently been served with charging the company of releasing information about a person's location without permission. The tech giant has continued to proclaim its innocence. On Wednesday, during a hearing in the U.S. Senate, Apple’s Vice President of Software Technology, Guy L. “Bud” Tribble, testified before the U.S Senate, answering questions about mobile privacy. Tribble said, "Apple was never tracking an individual’s location from the information residing in that cache."

source: TheLOOP via AppleInsider




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posted on 12 May 2011, 06:19

1. Sniggly (Posts: 6774; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Wasn't this a dead issue?

No, no, of course it isn't.

posted on 12 May 2011, 16:56

8. Lucas777 (Posts: 2121; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)


well they r not gonna get anywhere with this since apple nor google nor anybody does give it to 3rd parties...

posted on 12 May 2011, 06:20

2. android_hitman (Posts: 591; Member since: 07 Jul 2010)


niiiice :D

posted on 12 May 2011, 06:32

3. IOS5 (unregistered)


Another BS this time from Latin side wanna make money by force! By the way Android has 400% chance to get malware that going to destroy the whole OS?! Google it.

posted on 12 May 2011, 07:10 1

4. hellopeople (Posts: 16; Member since: 10 May 2011)


good job, but honestly they just want money cuz apple has already rectified this. my iphone is flawless!

posted on 12 May 2011, 11:47 3

6. Owlet (Posts: 446; Member since: 21 Feb 2011)


Only in your biased eyes.

posted on 12 May 2011, 12:41 3

7. iwebdroidberry7 (Posts: 230; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)


Your not bias at all either... *looks at profile pic*

posted on 14 May 2011, 12:12 1

11. Owlet (Posts: 446; Member since: 21 Feb 2011)


Hey, I like Android, yeah. But I'm not saying "oh... it's flawless!"

posted on 13 May 2011, 10:58

9. omg (unregistered)


THEY ARE ALL JUST PHONES. WHO CARES!!! For fucks sake.

posted on 13 May 2011, 14:56

10. iHateCrapple (Posts: 734; Member since: 12 Feb 2010)


Get off this site then.

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