Fox News: In June, a federal judge in California found that Apple Inc., Google Inc. and Facebook Inc. had hidden data about their spyware programs from the public, and ordered the companies to stop.
The orders followed a similar ruling in August by a federal court in Massachusetts, and the Federal Trade Commission is currently working to collect evidence.
The revelation comes as the U.S. government has been grappling with a massive data breach at the company that compromised a staggering amount of personal data, including names, addresses, email addresses, birth dates, and even Social Security numbers.
The massive data theft also included the names and home addresses of millions of people who had already bought an iPhone and iPad, as well as credit card numbers and other financial information.
Apple Inc. has been sued in the U, New York, California, and elsewhere by the victims of the data breach.
Apple CEO Tim Cook has said that the company is working on a fix for the breach, but privacy experts and government agencies are divided on how much it can fix.
A federal judge ruled in August that the companies must stop selling software that can track your online activity and that you must be logged in to your Apple account to use the software.
But the judge didn’t give any specific examples of the software that Apple had hidden from users.
The order said that companies must also stop “misleading consumers” about what the software does and how it works, and provide users with a way to disable the spyware, and that the spy software must be removed from the App Store within 30 days.
Privacy advocates said that despite the order, the companies continue to sell software that does not require you to log in, and they have refused to change the way they collect and use your data.
“It is important that people know what they are purchasing from Apple,” said Ron Bell, an attorney for the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a civil liberties group that is suing the companies for a $25 billion judgment.
Apple has already said that it is working with the government to provide more details about the spy programs.
Last month, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, or FBI, told a congressional committee that it had collected more than 1 billion credit card and other data from Apple’s iOS devices since late 2014.
Apple’s chief security officer, Tim Cook, has said he does not think that the government is able to gain access to those records, but it has told the public that the information collected includes credit card data and the phone numbers of millions.
Apple has said it has taken steps to remove some of that information from the marketplace, including the removal of an iOS app that allows users to hide their credit card information.
The FBI declined to comment on the new order.