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A group of nearly 27,000 South Koreans is suing Apple for $26 million for what they claim are privacy violations from the collection of iPhone user location information.

Each person in the suit is seeking $932 in damages, Kim Hyeong-seok, one of their attorneys, said Wednesday. He said they are targeting Apple Inc. and its South Korean unit to "protect privacy" rights.
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Only $26 million
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Why does this instantly make me think that most if not all of those making the claim, work for Samsung?
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Why does this instantly make me think that most if not all of those making the claim, work for Samsung?
I LOL'd on reading that...+1.

Still doesn't mean they don't have a right to their privacy, though
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This reminds me of the time I saw my cat chasing my dog, a complete reversal of the normal routine.
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Didnt Apple pay out a few weeks ago, when they were in court over something like this.

Pretty sure it was a South Korean they paid out to too
    
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Well, according to some google-fu the South Korean currency is the Won, and $932 dollars is W995,888. Tried looking up some average prices of like. A mcDonalds meal just to compare how much spending power that is but having trouble reading the SK version of mcdonald's website XD.

According to http://www.numbeo.com/cost-of-living...ayCurrency=KRW
It looks like W995,888 is enough to cover about a month's worth of rent and some bills. Almost pans out to about as much buying power as I'd get for $993 here in STL.
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Didnt Apple pay out a few weeks ago, when they were in court over something like this.

Pretty sure it was a South Korean they paid out to too
This
I remember reading something here about that 4 or 5 weeks ago, but it was a single case and he got $900+ damages. Looks like he has opened the flood gates
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Koreans are the best type of Asian. I learned this last year when I had a Korean roommate and met his cult of 50 Korean friends.

I endorse this Korean litigation. It is superior.
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Why does this instantly make me think that most if not all of those making the claim, work for Samsung?
Koreans seem to be butthurt when someone calls them copycats, even when they really are, they will use every chance to get back at you because they stand for their right to copy you.
 
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It seems that my message from a day ago didn't quite get through.
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You know, I am getting really tired of having to lock apple threads and end up deleting 95% of the comments. This sort of behaviour is simply intolerable and childish.Sure we are predominately a PC based forum but that doesn't mean we bash,mock apple and/or bash mac users, just because they are a minority here.Every thread I've seen has turned into a PC vs Mac debate or apple bashing.

Please put an end to this debate. It's not a good reflection on the forum.Infact makes it look like a hostile ground.

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