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05-17-2011, 09:22 AM #1
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.
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05-17-2011, 09:30 AM #2
05-17-2011, 09:30 AM #3
They've fixed this. Enough already! (at least apple has...)
05-17-2011, 09:53 AM #4
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
05-17-2011, 10:45 AM #5
You would think they have far more important things they should be working on?
05-17-2011, 10:54 AM #6
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...
05-17-2011, 10:58 AM #7
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!
05-17-2011, 12:50 PM #8
Everyone wants piece of it !
05-17-2011, 01:55 PM #9
Police stop me yesterday because I passed the red light, he forgave me, I told him It wasn't me , was my car.
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Last edited by Co1d Night; 05-18-2011 at 09:23 AM. Reason: Automerged DoublepostNo confundas mi personalidad con mi actitud. Mi personalidad es quien soy yo, mi actitud depende de quien seas tú.