Bridget Freeland reports:
Despite its claims of “strong privacy protections,” Apple approved applications for iPhones and iPads that intercept personal information and track users’ habits without authorization, according to a federal class action. The class claims that apps such as Dictionary.com, Pandora, the Weather Channel and Backflip – creator of the “Paper Toss app” – pass the confidential data along to third-party ad networks.
Jonathan Lalo sued for the class of people who have downloaded apps to their iPhones or iPads “from an Apple-sponsored website.”
It seems that once again, the Wall Street Journal series, “What They Know,” has resulted in a lawsuit.