Lawmakers Propose Mobile Data Privacy Law
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.
We Need This Law
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...
Once again your misinformed :roll:
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.