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iPhone Users in London May Get £750 From Google

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In the recent court decision in the United Kingdom, the Court of Appeals have now approved the case filed by Richard Lloyd against Google, a huge company based in the United States, after the tech company allegedly collected information from iPhone users through illegal means.

This court decision comes after an earlier decision from a different court dismissed the case. Now that the Court of Appeals have overturned the decision, the case against Google which is worth more than £3.2 billion can now proceed with the legal proceedings. If Richard Lloyd can prove that indeed Google did something illegal and win the case, the amount mentioned above can be divided into the 4 million users of iPhone whose information was allegedly illegally collected and used for profit by Google. This would give each person more or less £750.

How were the information illegally obtained?

The alleged illegal collation and gathering of information was first discovered by PhD researcher in 2012. Apparently, Google bypassed Apple’s iPhone privacy settings and collected data when the user uses the Safari internet browser, also known as the Safari Workaround.

Google tracked the shopping habits, search history, financial status, as well as their location through the Browser generated information or BGI. The collected data were then grouped and organized to reflect the interest of the user. For example, they might be grouped into “rugby enthusiast”, “wine lover”, and others. 

Allegedly, these organized data were then offered to third parties so they can target these specific users for their marketing campaigns. In the United States, Google has already doled out $39.5 million to settle claims for the same alleged illegal activity.

How to know if you are one of the affected users of the illegal data collection

This case was brought by Google You Owe Us campaign which is led by the consumer Champion, Mr. Richard Lloyd. They are still looking for more affected users. To know if you are one of them, you must pass these criteria:

  • You were a resident or was living in England and/or Wales during or in between June 1, 2011 to February 15, 2012 time frame.
  • You are the legal owner of an iPhone and has an Apple ID.
  • You used the Safari browser to explore or connect to the internet.
  • You declined the “Ads preferences manager” by Google.

If you believe that you passed the criteria, then you can still enroll in the case through this website and have a share of the compensation when and if the case succeeds. 

After the favorable decision was handed down by the Court of Appeals, Mr. Lloyd is hopeful that they can get at least £1 billion to compensate the users whose BGI were collected without their consent and knowledge.

He also hopes that this ruling would be a strong statement to big companies that they can be held liable for their illegal wrong doings. 

The lawyers of Google on the other hand stands firm in their belief that the “representative action” brought against them should not go ahead and that they plan to take this case to the Supreme Court.

Dan is a software developer with experience in designing, development, and delivery of Android apps. His key skills include knowledge of Core Java, JSON & XML Parsing. He's also a keyboardist. So, either you’ll find him at her desk busy in building mobile apps or at a composing music in his home studio. He contributes his ideas on tech at PressReels as an author. You can contact him at Danreels@gmail.com

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BLACKPINK With a Hat-Trick As They Once Again Retain The #1 Spot In NEW K.ID’s Weekly Chart

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BLACKPINK With a Hat-Trick As They Once Again Retain The #1 Spot In NEW K.ID’s Weekly Chart
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NEW K.ID, the No.1 TV channel for all K-Pop entertainment and source (https://cutt.ly/NEWKID), announced its weekly chart for the 3rd week of August.

BLACKPINK retains its #1 spot in the NEW K.ID’s weekly chart for three consecutive weeks as they tie with WINNER’s previous record. BLACKPINK has announced a new single dropping on August 28th which will be a collaboration with American pop star, Selena Gomez. Selena Gomez also recently teased her collaboration with BLACKPINK on her Instagram post captioned, “SELPINK pulling up soon. 8/28”.

Photo: Instagram @selenagomez

Following their release of the single, BLACKPINK will be releasing their first debut album on October 2nd.

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PENTAGON, SHINee, GWSN, and N.Flying all retained their spots in TOP5. The 6th place, WINNER, celebrated their 6th year debut anniversary. MINO posted a photo of WINNER on his Instagram, celebrating the time and unforgettable memories that they have spent together for the last 6 years. 

Photo: Instagram @realllllmino

Ranked at #9, SF9’s Rowoon has been named as ‘The North Face white label’s F/W’ model and its brand ambassador. With a height over 6’3’’, Rowoon not only has a youthful personality but also has various talents as he can both sing and act in various entertainment fields. The North Face saw that Rowoon’s versatility perfectly matched its brand image and decided to partner with Rowoon.

Coming in at #10, DAY6’s sub-unit, Even of Day, is releasing a new album, ‘The Book of Us: Gluon – Nothing can tear us apart’ on August 31st. All 7 songs in the album are written and produced by the Even of Day members. Young K is expected to play guitar in place of Sungjin and Jae. JYP’s representative commented, “Young K showed his expertise on the bass guitar and will continue to play more instruments.” It was also mentioned that Wonpil’s synthesizer and Dowoon’s electronic drum will be key in this album.

Additionally, in last week’s ‘2020 SORIBADA BEST K-MUSIC AWARDS’, GWSN and LOONA won New Wave New Artist Awards while GFRIEND took the main prize (bonsang) home.

NEW K.ID, the only TV channel that allows viewers to enjoy K-POP Idol-related content programming 24/7 and exclusive episodes curated from 10K+ videos, is available at CH 511 for free on LG Smart TVs and XUMO apps on all Internet-connected devices.

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Death after unmasked arrest – Mexico Floyd

The official reason for the arrest revealed by the police is not known, but the video footage posted on social media at the time of the arrest suggests that the reason is “not wearing a mask.”

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Amid a stir across the U.S. over the “George Floyd” incident that killed white police abuses, similar cases of abuse of public power have been revealed in Mexico, sparking public outrage.

The daily El Universal has been protesting against the incident since it was belatedly revealed that construction worker Giovanni Lopez died the next day after being arrested by police in Guadalajara, western Mexico, on April 4.

The official reason for the arrest revealed by the police is not known, but the video footage posted on social media at the time of the arrest suggests that the reason is “not wearing a mask.”

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