Apple sued over iPhone tracking

Summary:Well, that didn't take long! Apple has been hit with a lawsuit over the iPhone tracking scandal.

Well, that didn't take long! Apple has been hit with a lawsuit over the iPhone tracking scandal.

The plaintiffs (Vikram Ajjampur and William Devito) claim that 'it is unconscionable to allow Apple to continue unlawfully and without proper consent tracking Plaintiffs and proposed Class members' and 'irreparable injury has resulted and continues to result from Apple's unauthorized tracking of millions of Americans.'

The suit goes on to say that 'in many instances it may be information to which employers and spouses are not privy' and that the 'accessibility of the unencrypted information collected by Apple places users at serious risk of privacy invasions, including stalking.' It goes on to say that iPhone and iPad users are 'personally tracked just as if by a tracking device for which a court-ordered warrant would ordinarily be required.'

Download the complaint here [PDF].

Topics: Legal, Apple, Hardware, iPhone, Mobility, Smartphones

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