Apple is known to market its products as the most privacy-focussed offerings out there. The company, in the past, has held its ground against sharing private user information even with lawmakers and other official authorities. However, a class action lawsuit filed against Apple in the federal court of San Francisco alleges otherwise. Three iTunes customers from Rhode Island and Michigan have filed the lawsuit against Apple, on behalf of their respective states, alleging that the company sold private iTunes listening data without prior consent from customers. According to the complaint, Apple’s disclosure of private iTunes listening data can be used for targeting vulnerable users and profiling them on the basis of their income, previous purchases, location and more.
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