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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Techie Stuff
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Techie Stuff
Consumers have been struck a blow in their fight against Google, after a judge ruled against a campaign group which claims the tech heavyweight unlawfully collected personal data and should pay compensation to millions of iPhone users...
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  • VT82VT82 Forumite
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    Maybe if the name of the collective action group wasn't so obviously grabby, the judge would have looked on their claim more favourably?
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    Thank God for common sense.
  • DoaMDoaM Forumite
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    This was patently obviously an "ambulance chasing" style claim. However the underlying issue is real ... Google actively sought a way to override privacy settings.

    The interesting point for me was that the main guy running this (and the "representative claimant") was a former head of Which!
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  • forgotmynameforgotmyname Forumite
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    Those who thought they were affected were able to sign up to the group action against Google, and after mass press coverage, around 20,000 did so.

    So they had zero proof that they were affected and surprised to have lost?

    I thought i was affected, and still think i was even though i did not have an iphone. But its the thought that counts right?

    Actual proof is not required?
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  • FarwayFarway Forumite
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    I thought i was affected, and still think i was even though i did not have an iphone. But its the thought that counts right?

    Actual proof is not required?

    Seems to work with twitterati;)
  • StokeStoke Forumite
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    Furious iPhone users rage that Google won't be paying for their over priced new iPhone....

    Hey guys, you could always get an Android? :)
  • forgotmynameforgotmyname Forumite
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    Stoke wrote: »
    Furious iPhone users rage that Google won't be paying for their over priced new iPhone....

    Hey guys, you could always get an Android? :)


    I did get an Android but i still think it affected me.

    If they can do that an an iPhone then it should be a doddle on an Android device.
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  • StokeStoke Forumite
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    I did get an Android but i still think it affected me.

    If they can do that an an iPhone then it should be a doddle on an Android device.

    It already is a doddle..... yep :) Depends what they're collecting about you I guess.
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