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In a nutshell: Apple compensates owners of slower iPhones in the US +++ EU introduces YouTube and Twitter alternatives | News

Sometimes good things take time – more than six years in this case. In December 2015, more than a hundred iPhone 4s owners filed a class action lawsuit against Apple, which was finally settled. Charge: California company has significantly reduced its devices by updating to iOS 9 (see ) However, the result of the update was guaranteed to make smartphones faster and more functional, for example when scrolling through websites. However, according to the plaintiffs, the opposite is true: according to them, the iPhone 4s will not be usable after the update. So Apple cheated them and caused financial damage.

Plaintiff: iPhone 4s drastically reduced by iOS 9
Apple and plaintiffs have now come together in a class action case
AgreementHowever, this still needs to be approved by a competent court. However, this should only be a ritual. So the California company will offer the owners of the iPhone 4s $ 15 each as compensation for slowing down with the update for iOS 9. However, the prerequisite is that the victims are at home in New York or New Jersey. Apple customers in other US states or countries have not benefited from the legal issue that has now been resolved. Claims to register on the exclusive website will be available soon. Apple is offering a total of $ 20 million in compensation.

EU Voice and EU Video launched
YouTube and Twitter have been an integral part of the Internet for many years. Google’s video platform and SMS service that Tesla boss Elon Musk wants to acquire is a thorn in the side of many privacy lawyers. They are particularly critical of the use of government agencies. European Data Security Supervisor Wojciech Wiewiórowski has now begun the pioneering phase of two alternatives, in which EU officials and organizations should publish videos, images and texts and interact with citizens.


EU video is still manageable.

EU Voice And EU videos Based on the open source programs Mastodon and PeerTube, do not send any personal data to countries outside the EU, so they comply with the Public Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). According to Vivyorovsky, both services should contribute to Europe’s digital independence. It remains to be seen whether they will be as well received as the original. So far, in any case, the content is still manageable.

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