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Apple: Your Right To Receive Texts Is A “Subjective Belief”

Getting texts sent to your phone is not a right, nor is it a given. And if you think it is, well, Apple says it can’t be blamed for what you “subjectively believe,” reports Reuters.

See also: Apple’s Revenge: iMessage Might Eat Your Texts If You Switch To Android

A U.S. district judge in San Jose, Calif., ordered Apple to face a federal lawsuit over its faulty iMessage texting system Monday night. Only then did Reuters report on Apple’s response to the suit, as laid out in earlier court papers:

Apple takes customer satisfaction extremely seriously, but the law does not provide a remedy when, as here, technology simply does not function as plaintiff subjectively believes it should.

The plaintiff, Adrienne Moore, filed the class-action suit last May after switching from an iPhone 4 to the Samsung Galaxy S5. Like many others, she discovered that text messages sent to her by iPhone users got stuck in Apple’s iMessage system, never handing off to her wireless provider’s network to reach its final destination on her Android phone. 

See also: How To Fix The Apple Texting Bug By “De-Registering” Yourself From iMessage

The suit alleges Apple mishandled the situation, neglecting to inform users of the glitch, and Moore claimed that the iMessage failure interfered with her contract for Verizon Wireless service. 

According to U.S. District judge Lucy Koh, “Plaintiff does not have to allege an absolute right to receive every text message in order to allege that Apple’s intentional acts have caused an actual breach or disruption of the contractual relationship.”

Apple To Users: You’re Texting It Wrong

Apple, of course, may still simply settle the suit. The cost would likely be a tiny fraction of the $118.9 billion in cash and marketable securities held by the world’s most valuable tech company and consumer brand.

CEO Tim Cook has been known to get in front of problems and even apologize for his company’s missteps—from the wonky Apple Maps a couple of years ago to the recent iOS 8 bugs that hobbled devices.

This time, neither Cook nor Apple have issued any official mea culpas about iMessage, even though the company has been working on fixing the issue. Its latest move, releasing an online tool to let users exit the system, just launched this week.

That may not make up for hurtling people’s messages into a nethersphere of “textus interruptus” when they attempt to leave Apple’s iOS platform, but it appears to be the closest thing we’ll get to an actual apology. After all, it’s our own fault for subjectively believing we should actually receive text messages on the phones we bought, over the wireless service we pay for. 

How silly of us. 

Lead photo by TonyV3112 for Shutterstock

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Google: We Acted Quickly On Right To Be Forgotten Requests To Avoid Litigation

Although there was little guidance on how to handle “Right To Be Forgotten” (RTBF) requests, Google’s PR Chief in Europe says the company acted quickly to process those requests and remove some URLs out of a fear of being sued. Peter Barron, the head of Google’s European…



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Seo-Ho Lee: UMass reaction to racism is step in right direction – GazetteNET

Seo-Ho Lee: UMass reaction to racism is step in right direction
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I deeply appreciate how many people are standing against the powerful effects of very harmful racism at UMass Amherst. I feel that now, more and more people are starting to realize that no matter what part of the world we come from, or what color skin

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5 Small Business SEO Tips You Can Implement In-House Right Now – Huffington Post


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Google Updates “Right to Be Forgotten” Notification by @5le

In late May, the European Court of Justice ruled that Google is required to remove results deemed to be “irrelevant” and “outdated.” In order to comply with this ruling, Google set up a form that allowed people to complain about specific results. To prevent fraudulent requests intended to manipulate search results, the form requires users to supply documentation verifying their identity. When results are removed from search, Google sends a message to the Webmaster via Webmaster Tools. The original notification Google sent about removing content from its European index was fairly sparse. The message just stated a URL had been removed and […]

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4 SEO & Analytics Tools You Ought to Try Right Now – Business 2 Community

4 SEO & Analytics Tools You Ought to Try Right Now
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There is an “all website” tool and an “on page” tool so you can go through the whole site at once, or hone in on it page by page; Two powerful keyword research tools that some have said is missing in most major SEO toolboxes. You can generate enormous …

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Have Your Doctor’s Appointment Right in Google Search Results

Google is currently testing a new feature that will allow users searching for medical-related information to connect directly with doctors via its Google Helpouts project.

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You’re Doing AdWords Wrong (Here’s How to Make It Right) by @JohnathanDane

Growing up, I wasn’t the type of kid who knew how to fix things. I wasn’t into cars or building tree houses and I couldn’t for the life of me figure out why my Discman kept skipping (yes, it was because I was moving). But there was one thing I was amazingly good at: making Nutella sandwiches. Now that I’m older, I’ve realized that I do my best when I play to my strengths. Google AdWords is fortunately one of them. The other is making the occasional grocery store run in a highly effective manner. Let’s just say I still […]

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4 More Technical SEO Checks You Can Do Right Now – Internet Marketing News


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This article is adapted from our eBook, Technical SEO Best Practices – A Marketers' Guide. Download your free copy now! Google is talking more and more about how important it is for webmasters to consider user experience (UX). In fact, only last week

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Right to Be Forgotten: Google Refreshes Stats

Last week, Google updated its Transparency Report to reflect updated data on the requests and actions taken.

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