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IOS Apple i Device APP Settlement

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This lawsuit involves several coordinated cases brought against several companies that developed apps for Apple i Devices (iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch), and alleges that certain versions of the Foodspotting, Foursquare, Gowalla, Instagram, Kik, Path, Twitter, and Yelp apps obtained contact data from users’ iDevices in violation of user’s privacy rights, and that Apple aided and abetted that conduct. The lawsuit also alleges that Apple misrepresented the privacy and safety of its iDevices.

The settlement, which has been preliminarily approved by the Court, will resolve all privacy claims from the lawsuit, but DOESN’T affect the misrepresentation claim that is against Apple!

You are considered a class member if you are a United States Citizen who:

  • who received from Apple’s App Store a copy of versions 2.5 through 3.1 of the iOS mobile application entitled Foodspotting, and activated via such app on their Apple iDevice the “Find iPhone Contacts” feature of the Foodspotting mobile application between August 9, 2011 and February 19, 2012;
  • who received from Apple’s App Store one or more of versions 1.1 through 4.2 of the iOS mobile application entitled Foursquare, and did one or both of the following between April 4, 2009 and February 14, 2012: (1) for versions 1.1 through 4.2, activated via such app on their Apple iDevice (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch) the “Add Friends” feature of the Foursquare mobile application or (2) for versions 3.1 through 4.2, registered via their iDevice as a Foursquare user through the Foursquare mobile application;
  • who received from Apple’s App Store one or more of versions 1.5.0 through 4.1 of the iOS mobile application entitled Gowalla, and did one or both of the following within the Gowalla mobile application between February 23, 2010 and February 23, 2012: (1) selected a checkbox stating “Automatically connect with friends from my address book” and then depressed a “Let’s Get Started” button; (2) depressed a “Find Friends” button and then depressed an “Address Book” button;
  • who (i) owned an Apple iDevice on which he or she registered an account for any of the versions 1.0.0 through 2.0.7 of the Instagram App obtained from the Apple’s App Store; (ii) utilized the Find Friends feature of the Instagram App between October 6, 2010 and February 10, 2012; and (iii) resided within the United States at the time he or she registered an Instagram account and used the Find Friends Feature;
  • who (i) owned an Apple iDevice on which he or she downloaded from Apple’s App Store, installed, and registered an account on the Kik App; (ii) installed version 5.4.0 of the Kik App; (iii) after installing version 5.4.0, utilized the Suggested Friends feature of the Kik App between December 22, 2011 and February 11, 2012; (iv) as a result of such use of the Suggested Friends Feature, had contacts data uploaded to Kik’s servers in non-hashed format; and (v) resided within the United States at the time he or she registered a Kik account and used the Suggested Friends Feature;
  • who received from Apple’s App Store a copy of version 2.0 through 2.0.5 of the iOS mobile application entitled Path, and who were Path registrants and activated via such app on their Apple iDevice the Path mobile application between November 29, 2011 and February 7, 2012;
  • who received preinstalled on an Apple iDevice and/or from Apple’s App Store a copy of versions 3.3 through 4.0.1 of the iOS mobile application entitled Twitter between March 11, 2011 and February 21, 2012, and activated via such app on their Apple iDevice the “Find Friends” feature of the Twitter mobile application; and/or
  • who received from Apple’s App Store a copy of versions 4.0.0 through 5.6.0 of the iOS mobile application entitled Yelp, and activated via such app on their Apple iDevice the “Find Friends” feature of the Yelp mobile application between January 16, 2010 and February 22, 2012.

A settlement of $5.3 million was preliminary approved. All amounts remaining after payment of administration costs, Class Counsel’s fees and costs, and incentive awards for the Class Representatives will be divided amongst the Class Members who submit a valid and timely claim. 

The deadline to file a claim is November 10, 2017! 

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