Phone Scoop

printed November 27, 2014
See this page online at:
http://www.phonescoop.com/articles/article.php?a=7814

Home  ›  News  ›

RIM Heeds Senators' Call to Drop DUI-Avoiding Apps

Article Comments  21  

Mar 23, 2011, 3:12 PM   by Eric M. Zeman

On March 22, four U.S. senators sent letters to Apple, Google and Research In Motion requesting that the companies remove applications from their respective app stores that help drivers avoid sobriety check-points. Democratic senators Harry Reid, Chuck Schumer, Frank Lautenberg and Tom Udall contributed to the letter, which said, in part, "Giving drunk drivers a free tool to evade checkpoints, putting innocent families and children at risk, is a matter of public concern." RIM has complied, and said that the offending applications will be removed from its BlackBerry App World by the end of the day. In a statement published today, New York's Democratic senator, Charles E. Schumer, said, "RIM's decision to remove these apps from their online store proves that when it comes to drunk driving, there should not be an app for that." Apple and Google have yet to respond to the senators' request.

more info at Wall Street Journal »

AD

Comments

Forum Options

This forum is closed.


Subject Author Date
Hmm? mycool Mar 23, 2011, 6:15 PM
 
 
Page  1  of 1

This forum is closed.

Subscribe to Phone Scoop News with RSS Follow @phonescoop on Twitter Phone Scoop on Facebook Phone Scoop on Google+ Subscribe to Phone Scoop on YouTube Follow on Instagram

 

All content Copyright 2001-2014 Phone Factor, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
Content on this site may not be copied or republished without formal permission.
1