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  • Apple Gets Dragged Back to Senate for Further Testimony on User Privacy


    If this trend continues, representatives from Apple may be warranted in asking for their own parking space in front of the US Capitol. As lawmakers continue to poke and prod around anything and everything that appears to threaten or outright violate the mobile privacy of smartphone users, there's a strong possibility that Apple will remain in - or at least close to - the center of attention on Capitol hill.

    Word broke late yesterday that executives from Apple - along with Google and others - have been called back to senate chambers to testify yet again this week. On Thursday, however, a different panel of senators will be afforded their opportunity to grill the subjects. On May 19th - this Thursday, the Consumer Protection, Safety and Insurance Subcommittee will have their shot at Apple and company.

    In the wake of "Locationgate," Congress has been sniffing around the brewing issue and not taking matters likely. Just last week, Apple Vice President of Software Technology Guy L. "Bud" Tribble made his way to Washington D.C. where he both testified and confirmed that Apple has never kept tabs on its users' location. Of course, as many of our readers in this forum subsequently pointed out, Tribble is right. Apple itself never tracked user location. The iPhone - not Apple - was doing it.

    The hearing, which has already been dubbed "Consumer Privacy and Protection in the Mobile Marketplace," will promptly commence Thursday at 10:00 am EST. It's going to be "must see TV" for C-Span.

    Source: CNET
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Apple Gets Dragged Back to Senate for Further Testimony on User Privacy started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 10 Comments
    1. Nyra98's Avatar
      Nyra98 -
      lol
    1. Donnutt's Avatar
      Donnutt -
      They've fixed this. Enough already! (at least apple has...)
    1. Timstanley's Avatar
      Timstanley -
      I dont think it's such a big deal.
      Here in holland they discovered mobile providers can check everything you do with your internet. That's a lot more serious, everyone forgot about apple already
    1. TimVFR's Avatar
      TimVFR -
      You would think they have far more important things they should be working on?
    1. unison999's Avatar
      unison999 -
      Considering almost time to vote, everyone want to be on the newspaper.
      I say keep grilling them, maybe these companies would think twice before integrating something like this into the phone in the near future...
    1. yuskis1's Avatar
      yuskis1 -
      I dont really care if apple knows if I'm at work or the grocery store. Plus I really don't think I am that important to them to care!
    1. delusion950's Avatar
      delusion950 -
      Everyone wants piece of it !
    1. javiert30's Avatar
      javiert30 -
      Police stop me yesterday because I passed the red light, he forgave me, I told him It wasn't me , was my car.
    1. IXAdamOwnzXI's Avatar
      IXAdamOwnzXI -
      Quote Originally Posted by unison999 View Post
      Considering almost time to vote, everyone want to be on the newspaper.
      I say keep grilling them, maybe these companies would think twice before integrating something like this into the phone in the near future...
      Agreed. Apple thinks they're god. What fukking audicity of them.
    1. Co1d Night's Avatar
      Co1d Night -
      Quote Originally Posted by IXAdamOwnzXI View Post
      Agreed. Apple thinks they're god. What fukking audicity of them.
      Wow, banned. One less closed minded user on here.

      Quote Originally Posted by unison999 View Post
      Considering almost time to vote, everyone want to be on the newspaper.
      I say keep grilling them, maybe these companies would think twice before integrating something like this into the phone in the near future...
      I say maybe you should do more reasearch rather than jumping into the bathtub with the other people here who think they're contantly being tracked by apple.