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Lawmakers Propose Mobile Data Privacy Law

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Jun 15, 2011, 2:47 PM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper

Senators Al Franken and Richard Blumenthal today introduced a new bill called the Location Privacy Protection Act of 2011. The aim of the legislation is to protect the privacy of mobile phone users, especially with respect to location data. The bill would require phone manufacturers and app developers "to receive express consent" from end users "before collecting or sharing information about those users' location with third parties." The legislation comes as a response to the discovery that the Apple iPhone and Google Android devices record and store some user location data.

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bromium

Jun 19, 2011, 6:53 AM

Location exposed

There is an app that I am aware of that freely access thit type of informatioj and freely displays your location nomattew how you may want it to be displayed. for example: this app is a dating app. You may life in Ney Your but dont really want people to know that without asking but the app access our phones information as soon as you log on and displays that you are currently located in Ney York.

We Need This Law

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boredandtattooed

Jun 15, 2011, 4:59 PM

Idiots!!!

Google/Android/Apps/Devs ALL include notices, and not in moderation i might add, about asking for permission to use location data(for any number of reasons)..

Not to mention People, on their own, commonly use Flicker and Twitter on their devices..both track location data(see the 'Creppy' Program to track locations of twitter and flicker users)... and lets not forget Facebook Places and Foursquare(both pretty much only are funtional on mobile device even)...

So 1) people give away their location all the time anyways, giving their consent as they do it.. 2)I dont know how apple/iPhone runs, sooo. 3)Its tiring to watch lawmakers, who have no clue how this stuff really works, try to fight for end users... 4) heres more tax money going to w...
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Im thinking this eric guy is an iPhone fanboy/troll. Anything that makes apple look bad he makes a point to mention android is just as guilty even though everyone knows otherwise.
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phatmanxxl

Jun 15, 2011, 6:54 PM

Once again your misinformed :roll:

Google android specifically asks for permission to share location data during the phone set up, and again when you first open the browser. Also allowing you to opt out if you choose. It was Apple that users were unaware of the location logging and not giving you a choice to opt out.

Way to go throwing android in along with apple over the "secret location collecting" again.

Im thinking I should unsubscribe to this feed because you guys still cant get your facts straight.
 
 
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