Australian regulators catch Apple misleading customers about free repairs under consumer law

You might recall the big hullabaloo that occurred last year when Apple was the subject of a class action suit in the U.S. The legal action involved an error 53 message that popped up on certain Apple iPhone models that had parts repaired by unauthorized personnel. With the error message, the affected phone was essentially bricked. The suit was eventually thrown out. In Australia, regulators there are taking Apple to court over essentially the same issue. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is accusing Apple of deliberately misleading customers. The trial begins in mid-December.

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Facebook Fined $122 Million for Misleading EU Regulators Over WhatsApp Deal

Facebook has been under investigation over its acquisition of WhatsApp in 2014 for some time now. When the EU approved the deal, Facebook claimed that it would be unable to make any connections between the Facebook and WhatsApp accounts of individual users. However, in 2016 the team behind the popular messaging app announced it will be sharing user data with its new parent company.

This sparked an outrage from many users, and also lead to an investigation from the European Commission. Long story short, the Commission concluded that Facebook provided misleading information …

Is the media misleading you about the Samsung Galaxy S8 display?

The Samsung Galaxy S8 is arguably the best smartphone currently available on the marke; it has the one of the best designs of any phone in history; and, it is certainly the best phone Samsung has ever made. That said, there is one thing that has bugged me in the hype of the launch of the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus — do consumers really understand what they’re getting in the display?

The issue is this: Samsung’s “Infinity Display” is gorgeous, but most places you might look for information about said display will tell you that the device has a Quad HD display …