SAN FRANCISCO (CN) – A federal class action adds a long list of defendants to previous class actions accusing Apple of computer fraud and privacy invasion by sending data gleaned from iPhones and iPads to third parties, including advertisers. Defendants in the latest class action include Groupon, National Public Radio and The New York Times.
The class claims that Apple, “in concert with application developers and application developer’s affiliates,” arranged for third parties to gain access to customers’ browsing histories, and other information, “derived in whole or part from the mobile devices, which includes but is not limited to Unique Device Identifiers.”
Here are the defendants: Apple, Flurry, Medialets, Pinch Media, Quattro Wireless, IAC/Interactivecorp, Groupon, NPR, New York Times Co., Pandora Media, WebMD
Health Services Group, Yelp!, and Doe Corporations 1 to 100.
The class demands punitive damages and costs. Their lead attorney is Michael McShane with Audet & Partners of San Francisco.