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Apple AirTags Under Suit for Alleged Stalking Hazard

Two women have filed a lawsuit against Apple, claiming that their ex-boyfriends used AirTags to track their movements in real-time. The suit alleges that the technology company negligently released a dangerous device and minimized concerns about threats surrounding AirTags while misrepresenting the safety of the product. Since AirTags’ commercial launch, people have complained that they are easy to misuse and enable stalkers to keep tabs on their victims.

“AirTag was designed to help people locate their personal belongings, not to track people or another person’s property, and we condemn in the strongest possible terms any malicious use of our products,” a statement from Apple read.

The lawsuit further claims that Apple recklessly placed AirTags in the hands of stalkers and abusers. It alleges that the company should have foreseen the potential for misuse, adding that Apple was aware of reports of malicious AirTag usage before it released the product. The suit also says that Apple “failed to take reasonable steps to provide consumers with adequate disclosures about AirTag’s threat as a stalking device.”

Apple has taken steps to address safety and privacy concerns related to AirTags since its release. These include an alert when setting up an AirTag informing users that stalking is illegal and law enforcement can access personal information associated with an AirTag owner. However, critics have argued that these measures are not enough and do not adequately protect victims of stalking.

The lawsuit seeks damages related to the alleged misuse of AirTags, including emotional distress and punitive damages. It also demands that Apple take further steps to protect against possible misuses of its product, such as providing an opt-out option for users who do not want their personal information shared with law enforcement or making it more difficult for someone to access AirTag data without authorization. Additionally, the suit asks that Apple provide greater transparency about potential risks associated with using AirTags and impose a waiting period before allowing customers to buy multiple devices at once. If successful, this case could set an important precedent in establishing companies’ responsibility when designing products that can be potentially used for illicit activities.

New Apple Watch Patent Lawsuit Could Put Your Favorite Watch Out of Reach, Out of Style

Just when you thought Apple Watch was the hit of the year, it seems your favorite wearable may not be as high-tech as once thought. A new lawsuit was filed against American electronics giant Apple and its smartwatch device, alleging it has infringed on a patent held by Fort Wayne-based tech company Fossil Group. The suit claims that Fossil’s smartwatches have copied a design for a wristwatch presented by Apple nearly 20 years ago.

If you have an Apple Watch, there’s a good chance that you’re about to lose access to some features because of this lawsuit.

What are Patent Lawsuits?

Patent lawsuits are disputes between patent owners and alleged infringers who argue that their products or services infringe upon the patent owner’s intellectual property rights.

A patent holder may file a patent lawsuit against an alleged infringer. The defendant can be a manufacturer, distributor, retailer, or service provider. The plaintiff in the case may also seek injunctions against infringing activities under the law.

2 Things You Should Know About the Patent Lawsuit on Apple Watches

Here are two things you need to know about the patent lawsuit against apple:

It’s not the first Time Apple’s Been Sued for Infringement

Apple Watch is not the first Time Apple’s been sued for Infringement.

Nokia sued the company in the U.S., Japan, and Germany over patent infringement in 2011. The lawsuit was settled out of court, with Nokia agreeing to pay Apple $1 billion (U.S.).

In 2012, Apple settled a patent dispute with Samsung over smartphone technology that allowed users to quickly scroll through phone lists and contacts without having to tap on each item individually.

The Lawsuit Could Cost Apple up to $100 million.

According to court documents, Apple’s lawsuit against Fossil Inc. could cost the company up to $100 million.

The technology giant accused Fossil of violating patents related to the design and functionality of its Apple Watch, arguing that it had been selling watches with similar features for years before Apple launched its smartwatch.

Bottom Line

Considering the popularity of Apple and Apple Watch products, it is likely that many companies have submitted patent applications related to developing smartwatches. Apart from a few details regarding the case, we will have to wait until  the case starts.

Lawsuit Filed Over Injuries Related to Apple Watch Battery Defects

Apple is synonymous with technology, and a lot of people have purchased the Apple Watch. There are multiple generations that have been released, but all of them could have a serious defect with the battery. Recently, a problem was discovered with the battery that could cause it to swell. If the battery swells inside the device, it can lead to operational failures and serious injuries. For example, broken screens could cause injuries to the forearm, and a recent class-action lawsuit has been filed against the technology giant.

According to claims made by the plaintiff in the lawsuit, Apple has made serious mistakes during its manufacturing processes. The lawsuit alleges that Apple’s manufacturing processes cause the battery to come into direct contact with the screen. Therefore, in situations where the battery might as well, the display screen could pop out. If it cracks, it could lead to serious injuries.

For example, when the display pops out of the battery, there are razor-sharp edges that could lead to significant harm. The watch face could crack or shatter, leading to injuries that are not the fault of the individual using the watch.

There was one specific example cited in the lawsuit. An individual saw the screen detach from the battery more than three years after he originally purchased the device. When the screen popped out, it mangled a vein on the bottom of his forearm. This could lead to serious bleeding, which might lead to major medical complications. The lawsuit also included an image of the severe laceration along with vivid descriptions of what happened.

Unfortunately, it is possible that every generation of Apple watches could be impacted by this battery defect. The lawsuit also alleges that the manufacturing issue causes an unreasonable risk of injury and harm to consumers. The lawsuit also claims that a lot of people have already suffered injuries.

Furthermore, this is not the first time that Apple has had to deal with a lawsuit related to its batteries. In 2019, Apple faced a lawsuit claiming that the tech company had engaged in fraudulent business practices. Even though the lawsuit was ultimately dismissed, it will be interesting to see where the lawsuit related to the batteries heads this time.

Lawsuit Claims Apple, Google, and Amazon Are Spies

We all love the convenience that Big Tech firms afford us in the 21st century, but does it mean we involuntarily sacrifice our privacy by buying into these services? The answer might very well be yes, according to a class-action lawsuit that will make you think twice about using your favorite voice assistant Siri. Apple, the company behind the Siri persona, stands accused of violating the California privacy law and the federal Wiretap Act.

Not only that but there are also lawsuits of a similar nature against Google and Amazon. The common denominator seems to be that these giant tech companies are illegally recording conversations to extract information sold to advertisers. These allegations come when voice assistant features and smart speakers are becoming more popular by the day. Still, it’s only a lawsuit, and the claims are only valid if Big Tech is proven guilty. So, that means you have nothing to worry about, right?

It never hurts to be cautious around voice assistant technology

As mentioned, Apple, Google, and Amazon are all facing similar lawsuits, and the plaintiffs claim they are listening in on your private discussions. All three companies have voice assistant features. Coincidence? Right now, there’s no way to know for sure. Google insists they don’t retain audio recordings. Amazon says they manually review a tiny portion of Alexa requests with the consent of users only to improve user experience and not to sell to third parties.

But because the concern has already been raised, there’s no harm in exercising some due diligence. It’s best to ensure your privacy is protected in the worst-case scenario.

For starters, it’s important to avoid accidentally activating your voice assistant. By way of example, simply saying “Alexa” will activate this feature if you have an Amazon smart device.

“Okay, Google” and “Hi Siri” will do the trick for Google and Apple smart devices, respectively.

The other thing is to make sure all your privacy settings don’t have any loopholes. You don’t want your recordings to be saved? Here’s how you do it:


  • Open the Alexa app
  • Click the privacy menu
  • Go to Manage your Alexa data
  • Click the “Choose how long to save recordings option.”
  • Choose “Don’t save recordings.”


  • Go to your Google Account
  • Click on Data and Privacy
  • Click on Web & App Activity
  • Uncheck the box that’s next to “include audio recordings.”
  • Also, uncheck the default settings


According to Apple, they will only retain your recordings if you opt-in by changing your settings.

No doubt, more information will be revealed as the progress of the lawsuits. For now, it’s up to users to do what they can to protect their privacy.