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Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) Sued Over Transmitting Personal Info Via Apps

Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) has been sued over allegedly allowing applications downloaded to iPhones and iPads to transmit personal information of users to third party advertising networks.

The lawsuits, filed by two different groups, are now seeking class action.

“Some apps are also selling additional information to ad networks, including users’ location, age, gender, income, ethnicity, sexual orientation and political views,” the lawsuit asserted.

Apple claims applications in its Apps Store are all reviewed and it forbids personal data to be transmitted without users' permission.

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