December 29, 2010

Two separate groups of iPhone and iPad users have sued Apple alleging that certain software applications were passing personal user information to third-party advertisers without consent.

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In the lawsuits seeking class action, filed in a federal court in California, the plaintiffs sought a ban on passing of user information without consent and monetary compensation, according to case documents.

At some point, both cases may be consolidated into one by the judges presiding over the cases, said Majed Nachawati, a partner at law firm Fears & Nachawati, one of the attorneys for the complainants.

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Along with Apple [AAPL 325.62 0.15 (+0.05%) ], makers of popular apps such as Textplus4, Paper Toss, Weather Channel,, Talking Tom Cat and Pumpkin Maker were also named co-defendants in the lawsuits filed on Dec. 23.

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