Tag Archive: Violations

Apple faces class-action suit over alleged labor violations

A group of former retail and corporate Apple employees are suing the iPhone-maker for alleged violations of the California Labor Code, claiming Apple never granted timely meal or rest breaks, and failed to promptly send out final paychecks as well.…Read more ›

Chinese Apple Supplier Accused Of Workers’ Rights Violations

Hong Kong-based Biel Crystal Manufactory Ltd — a company that makes iPhone screens for Apple — is violating workers’ rights at its Chinese factories, according to a rights group. The Students & Scholars Against Corporate Misbehavior alleges that Biel Crystal…Read more ›    [Read More…]

Apple Kicked AppGratis Out Of The App Store For Push Notifications Violations


Earlier today we reported that Apple mysteriously decided to pull the app discovery service AppGratis from the App Store over the weekend.

Apple confirmed that they have pulled the app from the App Store after it was decided AppGratis violates the App Store guidelines in two major ways.

All Things D reports that Apple informed them that AppGratis violates clause 2.25 and 5.6 which state the following:

“2.25 Apps that display  [Read More…]

Path Fined $800,000 By FTC For iOS Privacy Violations


Path, the mobile social network that first launched on the iPhone in November 2010, has agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that it deceived its users by collecting personal information from their address books without their knowledge or consent. The settlement requires the company to establish a comprehensive privacy program and to have independent privacy assessments carried out every other year.

The company has also been fined $ 800,000 for illegally collecting  [Read More…]

Apple Releases 2013 Supplier Responsibility Progress Report, Terminates Supplier For Child Labor Violations

Supplier Responsibility Progress Report

Apple has just released its annual Supplier Responsibility Report, a document that sheds light on the Cupertino-based tech company’s findings about its suppliers’ business practices in 2012. It takes into account excessive work hours, underage labor, and environmental impacts of the manufacturing process, including things like conflict-free minerals.

In the report, the company notes that it is the first technology company to join the Fair Labor Association  [Read More…]

Android Isnt Free: Google Licensees Might Face Global Crackdown Over Linux License Violations

Google, along with a number of other companies who distribute the Android operating system, could be without the necessary license required to distribute Linux-based software and may therefore be using the operating system unlawfully, potentially at the risk of a complete shutdown of the Android OS.   Heres the deal in a nutshell. Googles Android OS is built upon Linuxs source code, which is under a GPL license. GPL licenses insist that  [Read More…]

MPEG-LA Mobilizing To Sue Google Over WebM Patent Violations

Do you remember WebM? It was the video compression technology Google spontaneously announced early last year as an open, free alternative to the H.264 codec, used by Apple in every video shown on the iPhone, iPod and iPad. Despite the fact that Google said that this was completely free, and H.264 is technically subject to a number of royalty fees, uptake on WebM has been pretty slow. Steve Jobs himself thought it was  [Read More…]