Apple to Pay $32.5M to Settle FTC Suit Over App Purchases
Apple today indicated that it has agreed to settle a lawsuit filed by the U.S Federal Trade Commission regarding in-app purchases made by children. The details, shared with Apple employees in an email from CEO Tim Cook, indicate that Apple will pay the FTC $32.5 million to drop the lawsuit. Apple already settled a class-action lawsuit filed by consumers whose children unknowingly rang up hundreds of dollars of in-app purchases. Apple has since altered its in-app purchase polices and is in the process of reimbursing some 37,000 claimants in the original case. Cook felt the FTC's follow-up lawsuit was unfair and smacked of double-jeopardy, but settled anyway to avoid "a long and distracting legal fight."
Apple Seeks Public Dialog On Security
Feb 22, 2016
Apple CEO Tim Cook today reached out to Apple employees and consumers alike to further discuss the company's stance on encryption and the government's recent request to help it unlock an iPhone. In an email sent to employees and a Q&A published on Apple's web site, Cook reiterated his beliefs that the issue is much larger than a single phone — no matter the details of this particular case.
AT&T Sidesteps Class-Action Suit Over Throttling
Mar 14, 2016
A federal judge sided with AT&T and said consumers suing the carrier over its throttling practices cannot work together as a group. Instead, customers must pursue individual arbitration with the carrier, per their signed user agreements.
AT&T Hoping to Settle FTC Lawsuit Over Data Throttling
May 31, 2018
AT&T today indicated it is prepared to settle with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission over allegations that it throttled users' mobile data speeds without property informing them.
iOS Update to Let iPhone Owners Keep Phones Running Fast
Jan 18, 2018
Apple plans to give iPhone owners more control over their devices, particularly the battery and performance, says CEO Tim Cook. Speaking to ABCNews, Cook addressed the issue concerning older iPhone batteries.
ZTE Vows to Fight Ban, Says Denial Order Will 'Severely Impact' the Survival of the Company
Apr 20, 2018
ZTE today said the ban issued by the Commerce Department is unfair and overly severe in what mark its first public comments since the ban was announced. "The Denial Order will not only severely impact the survival and development of ZTE, but will also cause damages to all partners of ZTE including a large number of U.S.
WELL SINCE they got their check book out???
"Enjoy your chump change"
- Tim Cook