The page you are looking for is temporarily unavailable.
Please try again later

Money Google may have to pay £2.7bn compensation for snooping on and selling iPhone users' data

00:21  01 december  2017
00:21  01 december  2017 Source:   ibtimes.co.uk

Google Developing 'YouTube Edition' Android Phone?

  Google Developing 'YouTube Edition' Android Phone? Google could be working on a mid-range Android phone with unique features that make it easier for users to browse and watch videos and connect with YouTube creators. The existence of the survey was first reported by Android Authority. The survey is being distributed by the UK-based Survey Bods. The survey allegedly details an Android phone that’s been dubbed as “YouTube Edition,” and it comes with new features that aren’t readily available on other smartphones in the market.The first feature that was mentioned is called YouTwist.

Search engine Google may have to pay over 5 million iPhone users £ 2 . 7 bn in compensation over claims it sold their data without their consent.

Google may be forced to pay out compensation to more than 5 million Brits if a class action lawsuit in the UK is successful. Microsoft faces Dutch crunch over Windows 10 private data slurp. Google faces UK suit over alleged snooping on iPhone users - www.ft.com.

Google Logo© LLUIS GENE/AFP/Getty Images Google Logo Google could be forced to pay £2.7bn ($AU4.7bn) in compensation after it was accused of selling the data of more than five million iPhone users without their consent.

A class action has been launched against the search engine giant over claims it harvested the browsing histories of users of Apple's device by using an algorithm bypassing the default privacy settings on the iPhone. This released data from default browser, Safari and is known as the 'Safari Workaround'.

The campaign spearheading the case, titled Google You Owe Us, is aiming for some the 5.4 million affected users to get payouts of hundreds of pounds.

New Apple iOS 11 Release Has A Nasty Surprise

  New Apple iOS 11 Release Has A Nasty Surprise Apple's latest iOS 11 release has introduced a hugely frustrating new problem‘Great Secret Features’ and ‘Nasty Surprises’ are my regular columns investigating operating system updates for the best features / biggest problems hidden behind the headlines.

Google may have to pay £ 2 . 7 bn compensation for snooping on and selling iPhone users ' data . Google could be forced to pay £ 2 . 7 bn ($AU4. 7 bn ) in compensation after it was accused of selling the data of more than five million iPhone users without their consent. A class action

Google may have to pay £ 2 . 7 bn compensation for snooping on and selling iPhone users ' data . Facebook bot problem: Users forced to upload selfies to prove they are real. Instagram regram button that lets you quickly share friends' pics being tested.

Google allegedly harvested the data between June 2011 and February 2012. The campaign claims this breached section four of the Data Protection Act and the case is expected to be heard in the High Court in 2018.

Former Which? director Richard Lloyd, who is spearheading the campaign, said that it was a "major breach of trust" for iPhone users and the legal case is one of the "biggest fights of my life".

"Through this action, we will send a strong message to Google and other tech giants in Silicon Valley that we're not afraid to fight back if our laws are broken. In all my years speaking up for consumers,

"I've rarely seen such a massive abuse of trust where so many people have no way to seek redress on their own," he said.

In a statement to the BBC, Google said: "This is not new - we have defended similar cases before. We don't believe it has any merit and we will contest it."

The case is being supported by law firm Mishcon de Reya but such mass legal action is not common in the UK.

However on the same issue, in 2012, the web giant paid a record $22.5m in a case brought by the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC).

iPhone takes top rank as Flickr's most used camera .
More people are using the iPhone than any other brand of camera combined.In general, phones captured 50 percent of the photos uploaded to Flickr. Other camera types like DSLR, point-and-shoot and mirrorless came in at 33 percent, 12 percent and 4 percent respectively.

Source: http://au.pressfrom.com/news/money/-48125-google-may-have-to-pay-2-7bn-compensation-for-snooping-on-and-selling-iphone-users-data/

—   Share news in the SOC. Networks
This is interesting!