Apple iCloud Class Action Lawsuit
I don’t really know how to feel about class action lawsuits. On the one hand, they are a powerful tool for punishing big businesses that step out of line. On the other hand, they can be a money-grabbing excuse for many customers who were never really harmed in the first place. Regardless of your feelings, this lawsuit likely includes millions of Apple customers. The claim is that Apple stored customer data on non-Apple servers in (an alleged) violation of their own terms of service. As with virtually all class action lawsuits, the defendant denies the claim but has agreed to pay out $14.8 million to customers who had a paid iCloud subscription during a brief period at the end of 2015 and beginning of 2016. If this includes you, no action is needed - expect to see a credit to your iCloud account at some point in the future.