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Apple's Vegas billboard lands firm into legal trouble

IANS  |  San Francisco 

On behalf of all users, people from and in the US have filed a class action suit against alleging a potential situation and false

The suit is pegged to a recent billboard put up in Las Vegas, promoting privacy that reads: "What happens on your iPhone, stays in your "

However, Leigh Wheaton, and in their suit claimed that profits from releasing the extensive demographic data it has about its users, their full names, ages, and addresses, plus their history of music listening preferences, Apple Insider reported on Saturday.

People believe Apple's is untrue because "none of the information pertaining to the music you purchase on your stays on your iPhone", the report said.

Lawyers for the plaintiffs are seeking $250 for Wheaton and every user allegedly affected, plus $5,000 for the complainants.

Even though the suit does not establish how many people would be involved beyond "tens of thousands", the filing says that the "aggregate amount in controversy exceeds $5,000,000".

To support the claim that Apple "sells, rents, transmits and/or otherwise discloses, to various third parties", the suit includes details of such information being available to buy, the report added.

The suit has been filed against Apple in the US District Court, Northern District of but the iPhone-maker has not commented on the lawsuit as yet.

Earlier in 2016, filed a bug report to Apple saying that the current system could allow details of a user's entire music database to be revealed.

When iOS 10 was released, Apple just included a notice informing users that their data would be used this way.



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First Published: Sun, May 26 2019. 17:28 IST