Class action lawsuit filed over accusations that Apple and Google are recording users without their knowledge.
According to reports, a recent lawsuit alleges that the virtual assistants of big tech companies like Apple and Google are listening in on users even when they are not supposed to.
A judge has ruled that Apple will have to fight a lawsuit brought by users in federal court in California which alleges that Apple’s voice assistant Siri is improperly recording users’ conversations.
The Washington Post reported that the judge ruled that the lawsuit would continue despite Apple’s many attempts to have the suit thrown out.
Judge Jeffrey S. White of the federal district court in Oakland did dismiss one element of the lawsuit, which involved users’ economic harm.
However, he did finally rule that the plaintiffs could continue pursuing allegations that Siri activated without prompting and recorded user conversations that it shouldn’t have. read more