We have two new investigations to touch on in this week’s issue. The first looks into Bow Tie Cinemas and Harkins Theatres and whether they’re sharing certain customers’ information with Meta in violation of federal law. The second focuses on whether certain feminine wipes sold under The Honey Pot Company and Summer’s Eve brand names contain toxic PFAS chemicals.
From there, we’ll touch on a lawsuit filed over a massive Twitter data security issue and another involving an allegedly misleading offer from Arlo Technologies for “free” home security cloud storage. And, to round things out, we have the latest class action settlements you may be able to claim. Thanks for stopping by.
If you bought movie tickets on the Bow Tie Cinemas website (BTMCinemas.com) or the Harkins Theatres website (Harkins.com), attorneys working with ClassAction.org would like to hear from you. They’re investigating whether the movie theater chains used website tracking tools to collect information about Facebook users who visit BTMCinemas.com or Harkins.com, including which movie tickets they buy. It's possible that this information was passed along to Meta without consumers' consent in violation of a law called the Video Privacy Protection Act. A class action lawsuit could help online ticket buyers recover up to $2,500 per violation and potentially force the movie theater chains to change their data privacy practices. If you bought movie tickets on BTMCinemas.com or Harkins.com, share your story with us here.
Attorneys working with ClassAction.org have reason to suspect that certain feminine wipes sold under the Honey Pot Company and Summer’s Eve brand names may contain toxic chemicals known as per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). PFAS are commonly referred to as “forever chemicals” because of their near indestructibility and can accumulate over time in soil, wildlife and even the human body. It's now being investigated whether a class action lawsuit can be filed over how the wipes were advertised to consumers. If filed and successful, a class action lawsuit could help consumers get their money back and force the company to change its marketing or manufacturing processes. For a full list of products under investigation and more information on what you can do, head on over to this page.
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This settlement covers current, former and prospective Volkswagen and Audi customers who received notice in June 2021 that their personal information may have been compromised in a data security incident.
Social media titan Twitter is facing a proposed class action over an alleged defect in the platform’s application programming interface (API) that allowed hackers to “scrape” the personal data of hundreds of millions of users from at least June 2021 through January 2022. The compromised information includes the usernames, email addresses and phone numbers associated with specific Twitter accounts, according to the complaint. The case goes on to say that the leaked data, when viewed as a whole, removes the anonymity of tens of millions of Twitter users who wished to remain anonymous while using the platform. To make things worse, the lawsuit claims that Twitter “seemingly buried its head in the sand” as far as the scope of the API leak and may even have taken actions to conceal the magnitude of the breach. Want more? You can read up on the allegations here.
A recently filed lawsuit is claiming that Arlo Technologies has gone back on its promise that Arlo-brand home security cameras come with free seven-day cloud storage for security footage. According to the case, Arlo represented to consumers that each variety of its home security cameras is sold with “7 days FREE Cloud Recordings,” that consumers can get “access to motion- and audio-triggered recordings from the past 7 days for free” for up to five cameras per account and that this offer (called the Arlo Basic Plan) “never expires.” Unfortunately for consumers, the company has allegedly now eliminated the cloud storage feature unless consumers pay a monthly $10 subscription fee. Want more? You can read up on the case here.
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