Bloomberg Businessweek reports that a class action complaint, filed on Dec 23 in the Northern District of California, seeks damages against Apple for transmitting users’ personal information to advertisers without consent. Specifically:
The suit claims Cupertino, California-based Apple’s iPhones and iPads are encoded with identifying devices that allow advertising networks to track what applications users download, how frequently they’re used and for how long.
The suit names applications such as Papert Toss, the Weather Channel, Dictionary.com and Pandora as privacy infringers and names them defendants along with Apple. The application for class-action status includes customers who have downloaded an iPhone or iPad app between Dec 1, 2008 and Dec 23, 2010. Lalo v. Apple, 10-5878 (NDCA, December 23, 2010).
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