Individual countries all over the world are challenging what I call "The Masters of the Universe" on legal grounds, taxation, violations of privacy and unfair business practices.
The entire EU, France individually, the US federal government individually, and now individual states within the US are challenging the social media conglomerates on various issues.
The above general issues are what this thread is about -- not your individual phone or computer problems. The laws in all countries are different, so that should be taken under consideration before assuming that every government body in the world operates the same way. They don't.
Now it looks like there is conflict between two of the technology giants -- Apple and Google.
Google has recently claimed that there are security flaws in the iOS Apple phones. This despite Apple releasing patches to fix the flaws.
Apple has released a statement through their web site:
A further contention by Apple is that the attacks were operational for a brief period of two month, not the two years that Google claims.“Google’s post, issued six months after iOS patches were released, creates the false impression of ‘mass exploitation’ to ‘monitor the private activities of entire populations in real time,’ stoking fear among all iPhone users that their devices had been compromised,” said Apple in the statement.
“This was never the case.”
Apple says the vulnerable iOS was fixed within 10 days after learning of it.
It was inevitable that they would start going after each other.