Apple Inc. News

Apple Can’t Dodge Suit Claiming Sex-Bias for Canceled Contract

Apple Inc. can’t dodge a lawsuit in which it’s accused of canceling a contract with a janitorial service because the owner is a woman. In a tentative ruling Wednesday in California state court in San Jose, Judge Cynthia Lie ruled …

Arizona Leads Multi-State Probe Into Older iPhones Slowing, Shutting Down

SAN FRANCISCO — Arizona is leading a multi-U.S. state investigation into whether Apple Inc’s deliberate slowing of older iPhones violated deceptive trade practice laws, documents reviewed by Reuters on Wednesday showed. In the ongoing probe since at least October 2018, …

Flaw In iPhone, iPads May Have Allowed Hackers to Steal Data for Years

Apple Inc. is planning to fix a flaw that a security firm said may have left more than half a billion iPhones vulnerable to hackers. The bug, which also exists on iPads, was discovered by Zuk Avraham, chief executive of …

Apple to Pay Up to $500 Million to Settle U.S. Lawsuit Over Slow iPhones

Apple Inc. has agreed to pay up to $500 million to settle litigation accusing it of quietly slowing down older iPhones as it launched new models, to induce owners to buy replacement phones or batteries. The preliminary proposed class-action settlement …

Amazon Accused by Activist of Not Providing Basic Email Security

Amazon.com Inc. doesn’t provide enough data security for sellers sending emails on its marketplace platform, according to a complaint filed by Noyb, a group created by Austrian privacy activist Max Schrems. Emails are routed through Amazon servers that in some …

Google Faces iPhone Privacy Lawsuit After Court Reinstates Case

A U.K. lawsuit filed against Google by millions of iPhone users over data-collection claims was given the go-ahead by London appeals judges who overturned an earlier ruling that had thrown out the case. The group, known as Google You Owe …

Apple Sent Medical Team to Probe Pegatron Deaths in China

Apple Inc., the world’s most valuable technology company, sent independent medical experts to a Chinese factory operated by supplier Pegatron Corp. after the deaths of some employees. “While they have found no evidence of any link to working conditions there, …