Woman sues Apple for privacy and security violations
Another day, another lawsuit. A British Columbia woman is suing Apple, claiming the company has violated the privacy and security of users of its iPhones, iPads and iPods that are using the iOS4 operating system, reports "CBCNews" (http://macte.ch/QXwvA).
Amanda Ladas, of Surrey, has filed the lawsuit under the Class Proceedings Act in Supreme Court of B.C. Ladas’s claim alleges that in addition to the violation of security and privacy, Apple has "engaged in deceptive acts or practices" that entitle her and anyone who joins the suit "to aggravated, punitive and/or exemplary damages."
According to "CBCNews," Ladas says she's concerned that, without her permission, anyone with moderate computer knowledge can find out where she’s been. According to a report by digital forensics technologist Francis Graf, whose report is filed with the lawsuit, Ladas’s iPhone 4 contains location data, going back approximately one year, which was easily accessible using free tools readily available on the Internet.