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05-20-2011, 01:40 PM #1
Lawmakers Encourage New Privacy Laws That Could Impact Apple
It now looks like those recent senate hearings on mobile security and consumer privacy may have actually served a bigger purpose than your run-of-the-mill political barking that comes without any real biting. On Friday, two members of a prominent US Senate subcommittee put forth their recommendations to Congress for new laws that could impact the likes of Apple, Google, and RIM.
Senators John Kerry (D-Mass.) and Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) are encouraging a bill that would regulate consumer privacy across smartphones and the web. The lawmakers contend that the regulation is essential to impede "the practice of gathering and sharing personal user data."
Apple Inc., Google Inc. and Facebook Inc., along with the thousands of developers who make applications for their platforms, are facing increasing scrutiny from Congress over how they collect, use and store customer information, including data gathered from smartphones and other wireless devices.
Yesterday, Catherine Novelli, vice president of worldwide government affairs for Apple, told her questioners in Capitol Hill that Apple “doesn’t knowingly collect any information on children under age 13.”
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05-20-2011, 02:00 PM #2
“doesn’t knowingly collect any information on children under age 13.” but for everyone else, not so much.
05-20-2011, 02:24 PM #3
Waa-waa. Bunch of whining babies. Conspiracy theorists who shouldn't care unless they are up to illegal activities. This whole thing is blown out of proportion by hippie liberals and their exaggerated fear of "big brother". Morons.
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05-20-2011, 03:51 PM #4
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05-20-2011, 06:08 PM #6
I think they should be more focused on search and user algorithms. Now THAT is doing damage and is actually poised to undo the good that the web brings us. When software DECIDES what hits your news feed or what a search query's results are, it isn't so free as far as access to info goes, is it?iPhone 4 to Android directly back to iPhone 4. I learned my lesson and will never leave iOS again.
05-20-2011, 08:53 PM #7
05-21-2011, 12:05 AM #8
So basically you think any one/thing should be able to compile any of your info without your consent and use it in any way THEY see fit.... again without your consent. Cool.
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05-22-2011, 02:31 PM #9