A CALIFORNIA JUDGE has ruled that Apple must face a lawsuit alleging that its mobile devices track users' activities.
Plaintiffs have alleged that the Cupertino company's IOS apps are the culprits. According to the complaint, Apple's apps covertly record the actions and whereabouts of millions of its Ipad, Iphone and Ipod Touch customers before reporting back to base.
The case filed against Apple includes multiple lawsuits wrapped into one, but the firm said that its user agreements protect it from liability.
The BBC reports that US federal Judge Lucy Koh said there was "some ambiguity" as to whether all the information that was collected had been permitted.
Judge Koh threw out claims that Apple can be linked to computer fraud, wiretaps and records disclosure under federal law. Claims that Apple violated customers' privacy rights were also dismissed by Judge Koh because she said the allegations were not an "egregious breach of social norms" and could even be "routine commercial behaviour".
Apple was unavailable for comment at the time of writing.
This is not the first time today that Apple has hit the headlines regarding court proceedings. We reported earlier that a lawsuit between Apple and Motorola is back on, as a judge has agreed to hear the cappuccino company's request for an injunction against the sale of certain Motorola handsets. µ
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