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Apple $14.8 million iCloud storage settlement gets preliminary thumbs up from US judge

By Mike Swift
  • 18 Feb 2022 12:32
  • 18 Feb 2022 12:32
A federal judge has granted preliminary approval for Apple to pay $14.8 million to settle class action litigation alleging the iPhone-maker improperly stored user data on cloud services other than its iCloud service, triggering privacy and security worries.
At a hearing late Thursday in San Francisco, US Magistrate Judge Laurel

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Mike Swift

Chief Global Digital Risk Correspondent

Mike Swift is an award-winning journalist who has been at the forefront of covering data, privacy and cybersecurity regulatory news for more than a decade. As the Chief Global Digital Risk Correspondent for MLex, in addition to reporting, he coordinates MLex’s worldwide coverage in the practice area. Formerly chief Internet reporter for the San Jose Mercury News and, Mike has covered Google, Facebook, Apple, Microsoft, Twitter and other tech companies and has closely tracked technology and regulatory trends in Silicon Valley. He has wide ranging expertise from the business of professional sports to computer-assisted reporting. A former John S. Knight Fellow at Stanford University, he is a graduate of Colby College.

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