No, you didn't read it wrong; In this episode of “too absurd lawsuits to believe,” see how an Apple customer in California filed a class action lawsuit against the company involving a feature that offers an extra layer of security to enter your iCloud account on new devices: two factor authentication.
According to the plaintiff, Jay BrodskyThis option "takes a lot of time off a user's day" and many of them continue to suffer damage, especially financial, given the "waste of personal time caused". In addition, he claimed that Apple enforces a "coercive" policy by not allowing users to deactivate this feature within two weeks of activation.
In a support paper, Apple explains that it prevents users from disabling two-factor authentication after the two-week period because "certain features of newer versions of iOS and macOS require this additional layer of security."
However, the plaintiff made two somewhat misleading claims: first, he said that with the release of iOS 9 in September 2015, Apple enabled the two-factor authentication option on his Apple ID without his authorization. or knowledge (requiring the user to enable the feature manually); Secondly, he said that such a layer of security is required every time you turn on an Apple device (which is false, as this feature is only required when signing in to your iCloud account which is not required when you turn on a device).
For the alleged “Apple interference with users' use of the devices”, the class action requires precautionary measures, fines and penalties enforced under California State's computer fraud and abuse and privacy breach laws. In addition, the lawsuit seeks "all the funds, revenues and benefits" that Apple "unfairly received" from this feature. 😕