Judge Dismisses Apple Spy Case

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A US$60 million lawsuit against Apple alleging the company spies on its customers through their laptops has been dismissed. The judge tossed out the lawsuit after the complainant failed to show any evidence to support the claims, according to Reuters.

The lawsuit was filed against Apple by Leslie Carr in U.S. District Court in the Southern District of New York alleging company employees were watching her online actions through her Mac laptop. “There would be a mass number of Apple employees waiting greedily like vultures to survey and monitor my life,” she said.

While Ms. Carr may have been certain Apple employees were spying on her, she failed to provide any evidence to support her claims. The complaint, according to U.S. District Court Judge Richard Berman, “fails to state a plausible claim for relief,” and presented “unrealistic and unsupportable claims.”

There’s no word yet on whether or not Ms. Carr plans to try to collect evidence supporting her claims.

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9 Comments Leave Your Own

jh

I think her tin foil hat might block transmission anyway.

Khaled

Unibody tinfoil hat

Intruder

I recommend Ms. Carr seek professional help. And not from a lawyer.

mrmwebmax

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While this case was dismissed, in Pennsylvania, an ongoing case of a school district activating web cams on school-owned students’ MacBooks, while students were using the MacBooks in their homes, is for real:

Read the story here

geoduck

I was going to suggest a chunk of electrical tape over the camera…

but that might have made too much sense.

RonMacGuy

Geoduck, electrical tape does not stop the X-Ray vision camera!!!

b9bot

“While this case was dismissed, in Pennsylvania, an ongoing case of a school district activating web cams on school-owned students? MacBooks, while students were using the MacBooks in their homes, is for real:”

The Pennsylvania case is the result of the districts IT personnel getting carried away with some security software which was supposed to be used only when a system is stolen. Not to be used to carry out spying on students who were legally using there Macbooks for school.
This does NOT involve Apple as a company in any way except the hardware which the Pennsylvania school district used. Apple itself isn’t involved as being part of the spying on students at all.
The software if used properly assists owners as a way to track down there stolen equipment and get a few pictures and an IP address to locate the suspects.

B9bot

As for this lady, she shouldn’t bother using a computer at all if she is that paranoid about if someone may spy on her. I think her case followed the Pennsylvania case, she thought she could use the courts to get rich quick.

I’m glad to see the judge had common sense and tossed the case out. Her lawyer should refund her money for even filing such an idiotic lawsuit with no proof to back up her claim. She needs to see professional help, and I’m not talking about another lawyer.

mrmwebmax

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This does NOT involve Apple as a company in any way except the hardware which the Pennsylvania school district used. Apple itself isn?t involved as being part of the spying on students at all.

I certainly didn’t intend to imply Apple’s involvement in any way, and did state that it was the “school district activating web cams” that was the issue.

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