Apple Apps Hit With Privacy Lawsuits

Twas' not a very merry night before Christmas for Apple Inc., the maker of this holiday's hottest gifts, the iPhone and the iPad. Just as sales were soaring, the company was hit with two lawsuits accusing it of violating federal computer fraud and privacy laws.


Twas’ not a very merry night before Christmas for Apple Inc., the maker of this holiday’s hottest gifts, the iPhone and the iPad. Just as sales were soaring, the company was hit with two lawsuits accusing it of violating federal computer fraud and privacy laws.

Apple Inc. was first sued by a California man, Jonathan Lalo, over claims that Apple allowed applications on its iPhone and iPad devices to transmit users’ personal information to advertising networks without customers’ consent – a violation of federal privacy law.

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