Apple Sued Over Tracking File

Two Apple customers have filed a lawsuit accusing the colossal company of committing violations of computer fraud laws by recording the location data of both iPhone and iPad 3G customers.

Vikram Ajjampur, an iPhone customer located in Florida, and William Devito, a New York iPad owner, filed the suit on April 22.

The lawsuit states that “the accessibility of the unencrypted information collected by Apple places users at serious risk ofprivacy invasions, including stalking.”  It is based on a discovery publicized last week that reported a file stored on Apple’s mobile devices contains a log recording geographical data that dates back more than 10 months ago.

Ajjampur and Devito allege that Apple has violated the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act by intentionally accessing the location information without authorization.  “By secretly installing software that records users every moves Apple has accessed Plaintiffs’ computers, in the course of interstate commerce or communication, in excess of the authorization provided by Plaintiffs as described in the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act,” the lawsuit continued.

Ajjampur and Devito are seeking class action status to represent U.S. iPhone and iPad customers. The complaint seeks an injunction requiring Apple to disable the data collection in a software update, and it also seeks damages for violations committed.

According to Steve Jobs, the info circulating is entirely false.  Stay tuned for more information and further updates regarding this wild goose chase.


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