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This article was published on November 28, 2013

Judge dismisses US lawsuit against Apple over location data in iOS

Judge dismisses US lawsuit against Apple over location data in iOS
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Jon Russell was Asia Editor for The Next Web from 2011 to 2014. Originally from the UK, he lives in Bangkok, Thailand. You can find him on T Jon Russell was Asia Editor for The Next Web from 2011 to 2014. Originally from the UK, he lives in Bangkok, Thailand. You can find him on Twitter, Angel List, LinkedIn.

first2A California judge has dismissed a 2011 lawsuit that accuses Apple of designing iOS to allow third-parties to intercept location data from iPhone and iPad owners.

The suit — which also claims damages for excessive pricing of Apple’s devices and limited space for storage — was thrown out after District Judge Lucy Koh ruled that the plaintiffs had failed to substantiate their claims.

➤ U.S. judge dismisses Apple consumer lawsuit over data privacy [Reuters]

Related: Korean iPhone owners drop location tracking suit against Apple to focus on larger $25m case

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