Apple faces avalanche of lawsuits over deliberate obsolescence of iPhones



 


It seems 2018 will become the year of legal battles for Apple as more customers are filing suits against the corporation after it admitted to slowing down older iPhones to make them obsolete faster. The world just doesn’t know it yet but this kind of mafia also occurs with Android phones and with Windows computer games falsely demanding more power despite average graphics, computer parts becoming obsolete within months after buying.

A group of activists from France is the latest to sue Apple over the issue, The Locals reports. The case could see the company’s top managers jailed and cost it five percent of its income if it is convicted of deliberate aging of the devices.

“Apple has put in place a global strategy of programmed obsolescence to boost its sales,” the group said in a statement.

The lawsuit by Halte à l’Obsolescence Programmée (HOP), an environmental association, was filed in the Paris prosecutor’s office on Wednesday. The case will be heard in a criminal court if prosecutors decide it is legitimate. The maximum penalty for senior managers is a prison sentence of two years, a fine of up to €300,000, and five percent of the company’s annual turnover.

At the same time, South Korean law firm Hannuri announced plans to recruit plaintiffs through its website for two weeks and file a class-action suit against Apple to seek compensation over the same issue. This could reportedly become the first class-action suit against the corporation in Asia.

“Because Apple made users upgrade their phones without informing them of the side effects, it deceived consumers and violated consumer protection law,” said Cho Gye Chang, an attorney who represents the complainants at Hannuri, as quoted by the Straits Times.

Another law firm Hwimyoung has already united nearly 20 complainants and is getting ready to go to court. The lawyers are planning to sue Apple Korea for damages in early January in Seoul Central District Court.

The wave of legal cases followed Apple’s announcement that it slowed down iPhones as they got older. Apple said it has algorithms in place to help keep an iPhone running at optimal performance if there is an older battery inside that can’t keep up with the required power. The measure was aimed at preventing devices from unexpected shutdowns and keeping them running at their best.

The corporation also faces more than nine lawsuits in the US, including a trillion dollar suit in California, and a $125 million class-action suit filed in Israel.

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Las Vegas Was A Deliberate Anti-White Mass Shooting









 






America will never be the same. We’re in a guerrilla war now.

The dust has settled on Las Vegas, and yet many questions remain. But this post is not going to be about the discrepancies, of which, I will admit there are many. The cameras, the live streaming, the CIA connections of the girl, the wired money and the official response are all suspect and frankly bizarre.

But one just to take one look at the victims to understand the most important part of what happened here.

The media will trot out token minorities to try to prove that this attack was race-blind, and still find a way to blame White males. The cucks on the right may even say that this was a targeted attack on Republican-voters. Liars, the whole lot of them. Especially those that just shrug and attribute the attack to “just one of those things” or “he just snapped” or “valium” or “guns”.

Investigators on Thursday were still piecing together the life of the gunman who killed 58 concertgoers in Las Vegas, and remained at a loss to explain what drove him to commit the massacre.

Only the Alt-Right will tell you the truth.

A multi-millionaire Boomer with no kids and an Asian girlfriend targeted a gathering of BadWhites.

500+ White people were gunned down not just because they were White, but because they were the wrong kind of White people. They were gunned down by an anti-White, a race-traitor and a self-hating White.

This is the greatest anti-White mass shooting of all time and the start of something new. It has been a soft Genocide of Whites until now. But we are undeniably moving into the guerrilla phase of the war. Isolated attacks on Whites are not uncommon and are not new. Whether it was the “polar bear hunting” phenomenon, or the Islamic terror attacks or the Mexican gang murders- Whites have been targeted for years now.

But now, the last and most powerful member of the Anti-White coalition has decided to join the fight. The massive “GoodWhite” faction of self-hating Whites that have been radicalized by 60 years of media brainwashing, the schools and the hysteria surrounding Trump have finally started flexing their muscles.

We saw them join the war against the White race during the election season, under the banner of Antifa. We see them rampaging on the streets now, tearing down monuments, attacking patriots and now, one of theirs has committed mass murder.

In his mind perhaps, he was fighting Fascism. After all, if the media declares Trump to be literally Hitler, then his supporters must also be literally Hitler. Nevermind that most of those people probably didn’t think much about politics.

They were there for the circus part of the panem et circenses social contract.

This didn’t stop the shooter. Anti-Whites seem to have a special love for targeting concerts in particular. If they were smarter, they would leave the circuses alone…And I believe it will be their undoing.

Perhaps in his mind, he even saw this as part of the greater good.

In other words, shoot 500 to save thousands from gun-related deaths once his act paves the way for anti-gun legislation. That wouldn’t surprise me. Lefties are always for the greater good. Even though they hate their neighbors, their countrymen and their race, they subscribe to the belief that they love humanity – defined abstractly of course- and are do-gooders at heart.

These GoodWhites are willing to kill for the cause, and if you ever doubted that, you have Las Vegas as a stark wake-up call.

Yes, the game has changed once again. It’s been an eventful year, and we’re not even close to the finish line. There was a pre-Trump America, a pre-Charlottesville America and now a pre-Vegas America.

All of them are behind us now.

Sporadic attacks on BadWhites have become a staple of our brave new anti-White paradigm. Richard Spencer being punched was the direct precursor to what happened in Las Vegas. The same animus behind that attack was at work in Las Vegas.

Las Vegas just raised the bar.

And we all have targets on our backs. Because of the election, we learned that the media would cover for them if they attacked us with fists and clubs in the streets. Because of Charlottesville, we learned that 1st Amendment no longer exists in America. Now we know that the media will cover for them if they decide to gun us down as well.

Meanwhile, the police are waffling on this one. And the longer they hold back on releasing the details, the more we can be sure that the details are damning. Call it a corollary to Coulter’s Law. The latest:

Stephen Paddock didn’t just have 23 weapons in his Mandalay Bay hotel suite, which he turned into a sniper’s nest to kill 58 concertgoers in Las Vegas. He also had 50 pounds of explosives material and 1,600 rounds of ammunition in his car in the hotel parking lot, police said…

But what motivated Paddock to kill dozens of strangers — and where he planned to strike next — remain a mystery.

It’s not a mystery to us. It’s all quite clear, and becoming clearer by the day.

Buckle-up, lads.

We are one step closer to that fateful day when this whole thing goes hot. You know it, and I know it. There’s no way this ends peacefully.

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Fact Check Fail or Deliberate Lie? Snopes Gets It Wrong On Story About Warrantless Searches

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Snopes.com has made its name as the truthful source that debunks crazy conspiracy theories and “fake news” on the internet, but its response to a story on legislation allowing warrantless searches is in need of its own fact check.

As Snopes correctly noted, the story in question was published by The Free Thought Project on Aug. 24, and is on the subject of House Joint Resolution 76. What Snopes does not mention is that up until TFTP reported on the legislation, it received virtually no media coverage, aside from criticism from Congressman Justin Amash on social media.

As the original story noted, House Joint Resolution 76 creates the Washington Metrorail Safety Commission, which looks harmless on the surface. The bill claims that its purpose is “Granting the consent and approval of Congress for the Commonwealth of Virginia, the State of Maryland, and the District of Columbia to enter into a compact relating to the establishment of the Washington Metrorail Safety Commission.”

In its “Fact Check” of the story, Snopes made the claim thatThe legislation does not allow authorities all over the U.S. to conduct warrantless searches, as claimed by a number of disreputable web sites.” 

This is 100% true. The legislation does not allow this, at all.SnopesSnopesHowever, The Free Thought Project never made that claim. Here’s what our original report noted about how warrantless searches could result from the creation of this safety commission:

The major red flag that comes from this bill can be found in the list of powers that are given to the safety commission, when it comes to its authority over the properties around surround the metro rail system. As the text of the bill notes:

“In performing its duties, the Commission, through its Board or designated employees or agents, may: Enter upon the WMATA Rail System and, upon reasonable notice and a finding by the chief executive officer that a need exists, upon any lands, waters, and premises adjacent to the WMATA Rail System, including, without limitation, property owned or occupied by the federal government, for the purpose of making inspections, investigations, examinations, and testing as the Commission may deem necessary to carry out the purposes of this MSC Compact, and such entry shall not be deemed a trespass.”

The problem with this legislation is that even if the commission gives advanced notice that it will be entering a private property, that advanced notice is not a search warrant. Under the Fourth Amendment, a search warrant can only be obtained with the consent of a judge, and it must have probable cause laid out by law enforcement.

The bill received unanimous approval in the Senate, and Justin Amash was one of just five members who voted against it in the House. As he noted on Twitter, the bill gives the government the authority to enter and search private property in parts of Washington DC, Virginia, and Maryland without a warrant.

Responding to critics on Twitter, Amash wrote, “This bill does authorize a ‪#4thAmendment violation. Congress has a duty not to pass such broad language even if Constitution nullifies it.”

As Amash also noted, the language of the bill is entirely too broad. “‘Safety’ presumably includes preventing criminal/terrorist activities near WMATA. Bill doesn’t contemplate potential abuse of MSC authority,” he wrote.

When a Twitter user insisted that the bill only applies to “federally owned property,” Amash replied, Read carefully. It applies to *any* property ‘adjacent to the WMATA Rail System.’ You ignored the phrase ‘including, without limitation.’”

While Snopes does acknowledge that Amash considers the legislation to be “too broad and potentially unconstitutional,” its entire article is based on the premise that “The legislation does not allow authorities all over the U.S. to conduct warrantless searches, as claimed by a number of disreputable web sites.”

Although Snopes does not list any of these “disreputable web sites,” the only website it does reference is The Free Thought Project, which it describes as a website that mostly posts stories geared towards stoking fear that the government is on the verge of becoming an authoritarian police state.”

However, the article Snopes was attempting to debunk was based entirely on the facts surrounding the bill—its text, who voted for and against it, and how it was interpreted by elected officials who were charged with the power of determining whether it becomes law. Never once did the story claim this bill would affect the entire United States, or that it would completely put an end to the Fourth Amendment.

As for Snopes’ definition of TFTP’s reputation, an outlet that mostly posts stories geared towards stoking fear” sounds a lot like the description of the many mainstream media outlets The Free Thought Project debunks on a regular basis. As for warning that “the government is on the verge of becoming an authoritarian police state,” in many ways that is essentially what the government already is—an authoritarian state that uses violence and intimidation to enforce its laws.

The Free Thought Project is dedicated to exposing stories of government corruption and police misconduct based on facts and evidence, while also fostering the creation and expansion of liberty-minded solutions to modern day tyrannical oppression. If we were solely focused on brainwashed fear-mongering, we would be no better than the mainstream media.

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100 evacuated in Paris suburb following ‘seemingly deliberate’ fire in apartment building

The “seemingly deliberate” fire started on Sunday morning at a residential building in Paris’ Boulogne-Billancourt neighborhood, AFP reported

Firefighters were notified shortly before 7:00am local time. It took an hour to extinguish the blaze and four people were treated for smoke inhalation, a fire brigade spokesman said.

Authorities said they will investigate to determine the cause of the blaze. “It was a seemingly deliberate fire,” a police source told AFP.

The fire seems to have broken out at three separate apartments. One was completely burnt out, another was damaged by the flames, and a third saw a fire flare up outside its door. All are located on the fifth floor.

The building’s residents have been taken to a nearby college.

Boulogne-Billancourt came into the spotlight in December of last year when a fire broke out at a migrant reception center there.

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One man died in that blaze after jumping from a third-floor window to escape the flames, and thirteen people were injured. Six migrants were rescued by firefighters.

An initial inspection found traces of a flammable liquid in the lobby of the six-story building, prompting further investigation.

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