Facebook, Apple, Twitter and 15 other companies sued for distributing mobile applications to steal data from address books of smartphone users.
According to PC World, a group of 13 people filed a lawsuit in district court in Texas, where 18 companies accused of illegally accessing information, address books smartphone users. Among these companies are located in the suit Facebook, Apple , and Twitter.
“The defendants, several of the largest and most influential companies in technology and social networks, create, distribute and sell mobile applications, which, once installed on a mobile device, secretly collect, download and steal the data address books of users without the knowledge and consent of the owner” – indicated in the filed lawsuit.
Plaintiffs need to enter permanent injunction on such a collection of information, as well as to oblige providers of mobile applications to destroy all the data collected by users.
Representatives from Apple , and Facebook has not responded to requests for comment, but in the press center of the Twitter said that the company would not comment on the lawsuit.