A class action lawsuit was filed against Apple, accusing the organization of racism. The Apple Watch’s blood oxygen sensor is said to incorrectly display data for black people. Apple Insider writes about it.
“For decades, there have been reports that measurements are much less accurate if the device is worn by a black person. The real-world significance of this bias was not addressed until the coronavirus pandemic, which coincided with a broader awareness of the structural racism that exists in many aspects of society,” the lawsuit says.
The plaintiffs believe that such inaccuracies can be dangerous. For example, users may not identify in advance the risk of hypoxia (lack of oxygen to the body or to individual organs and tissues).
Earlier, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle received the Robert F. Kennedy Foundation Award for Human Rights for their contribution to combating racial discrimination. The day before, the couple arrived in New York, where they attended the center’s gala evening.