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Apple (AAPL) is facing a potential class-action suit, over claims that some of its apps give...

Apple (AAPL) is facing a potential class-action suit, over claims that some of its apps give users' personal info to advertisers without customers' consent. Some apps allegedly even sell user information including gender, age, income, etc.
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  • Richard Mackenzie
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    Yeah. And I'm going to sue Toyota because the guy who robbed me drove to and from the crime in a Camry. It's their job to make sure their cars cannot be used in this way. And, hey, they're the ones with the money, right?
    28 Dec 2010, 07:49 AM Reply Like
  • kmi
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    With regards to Apple, they are both proud of and make a point to mention that they vet apps internally to make sure they conform to "Apple Standards"; I suspect someone out there thinks this means Apple should also shoulder some liability.

     

    Side note - Google's Android has also been accused of the same but they never claim to vet apps internally.
    28 Dec 2010, 01:00 PM Reply Like
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