Apple gets Dragged into new Class Action filed in Israel against Intel and ARM over Meltdown and Spectre Security Flaws
Last Monday Patently Apple posted a report titled "Intel gets hit with a String of Class Action Lawsuits over Meltdown and Spectre Security Flaws found in their Processors. The report pointed to the initial wave of class actions starting with five. Another eight have been filed throughout this past week. A new class action is now going before the courts in Israel that drags ARM and Apple into the suit.
According to an new Israeli report, a group of Israelis have filed a request with the Haifa District Court to file a class-action lawsuit against Intel, ARM and Apple – all based on recent revelations that processors manufactured by Intel are vulnerable to hacking. The plaintiffs are represented by attorney Rimon Zinati, and they include users of computers and cell-phones that include processors made by the companies.
In the complaint, Zinati writes that "something new has appeared on the tech landscape. Our worst nightmares have come to pass, and a giant tech bubble has burst. That this is an earthquake is an understatement. Since the announcement by the companies of the vulnerabilities of their products, we realize that we are living in a fantasy world and now realize that we do not even have a minimum of privacy."
The court is set to give its decision on the matter in the coming weeks. The Israeli lawsuit is one of many that are being prepared in countries around the world.
The report doesn't explain why Apple has been dragged into this suit and we'll have to wait for more details if the Israeli court allows the suit to go forward.
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