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Apple slapped with $6.6M fine in Australia over bricked devices

Apple has been fined AUS$ 9M (~$ 6.6M) by a court in Australia following a legal challenge by a consumer rights group related to the company’s response after iOS updates bricked devices that had been repaired by third parties. The Australian Competitor and Consumer Commission (ACCC) invested a series of complaints relating to an error (‘error 53’) which disabled some iPhones ...

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Apple slapped with $6.6M fine in Australia over bricked devices

Apple has been fined AUS$ 9M (~$ 6.6M) by a court in Australia following a legal challenge by a consumer rights group related to the company’s response after iOS updates bricked devices that had been repaired by third parties. The Australian Competitor and Consumer Commission (ACCC) invested a series of complaints relating to an error (‘error 53’) which disabled some iPhones ...

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Apple slapped with $6.6M fine in Australia over bricked devices

Apple has been fined AUS$ 9M (~$ 6.6M) by a court in Australia following a legal challenge by a consumer rights group related to the company’s response after iOS updates bricked devices that had been repaired by third parties. The Australian Competitor and Consumer Commission (ACCC) invested a series of complaints relating to an error (‘error 53’) which disabled some iPhones ...

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Germany slaps Volkswagen with $1.8bn fine in emissions cheating scandal

Germany has fined Volkswagen €1 billion over the auto maker’s diesel emissions cheating scandal, public prosecutors have announced. The company said it won’t be appealing the fine, one of the highest ever imposed by Berlin. The €1 billion (US$ 1.8 billion) fine was ordered by the prosecutor’s office in the German city of Braunschweig. It’s the latest move against the ...

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49 years in prison, $192m fine: Life of crime catches up on El Chapo’s former ally, La Barbie

Texas-born crime boss Edgar Valdez Villareal has been sentenced to 49 years in prison over cocaine trafficking and links to El Chapo’s violent drug cartel. The cartel mobster, who is known as La Barbie due to his light-skinned complexion, pleaded guilty to charges related to running operations for the Mexico-based Sinaloa and Arturo Beltran-Leyva gangs. He was arrested in 2010 ...

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UK watchdog issues $330k fine for Yahoo’s 2014 data breach

Another fallout from the massive Yahoo data breach that dates back to 2014: The UK’s data watchdog has just issued a £250,000 (~$ 334k) penalty for violations of the Data Protection Act 1998. Yahoo, which has since been acquired by Verizon and merged with AOL to form a joint entity called Oath (which is also the parent of TechCrunch), is arguably ...

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Relax, Melania is fine! Trump lashes out at conspiracy theories over wife’s ‘disappearance’

US President Donald Trump has addressed conspiracy theories suggesting his wife Melania is either sick, near death or living outside the country, after her brief disappearance from the spotlight following kidney surgery. Trump took to Twitter on Wednesday morning to address increasingly bizarre rumors about Melania’s whereabouts after undergoing an “embolization procedure” for a “benign kidney condition.” Trump lambasted the ...

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Management purge, US oversight & $1.3bn fine: Trump’s terms to reopen ZTE

China’s telecom giant ZTE will be allowed to buy from US suppliers again if it changes its management team, installs US compliance officers and pays a $ 1.3 billion fine, according to a Trump administration proposal. The US Commerce Department communicated the terms of the deal to Congress on Friday, Reuters reported, citing an unnamed congressional aide. If ZTE agrees ...

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Apple started paying $15 billion European tax fine

It took a couple of years, but Apple has started to pay back illegal tax benefits to the Irish government. The company has paid $ 1.77 billion (€1.5 billion) into an escrow account designed to hold the fine. Apple has to pay $ 15 billion in total (€13 billion). In August 2016, the European Commission said that Apple benefited from ...

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Grounded: Pensioner faces €10k fine after he chugged 2 bottles of wine and set off aircraft alarm

Airport security is a drag, especially if you forget liquids are banned and put two bottles of wine in your carry-on. That’s what happened to a pensioner who ended up chugging both bottles, getting so drunk that he couldn’t fly. The 67-year-old German citizen intended to give the two bottles of fine wine to the people who would be hosting ...

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