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.
Flipboard 2.0 Brings Editing Powers to iPhone
Flipboard has overhauled its application for the iOS platform, and the app is chock full of new features. Flipboard 2.0 offers Etsy integration, which means when users perform searches, the app will use the results to create a digital magazine on the fly.
TeleNav's Scout App for iPhone Gains Calendar Sync
TeleNav today provided an update to its Scout navigation app for the iPhone. Among the several new features added is the ability to sync Scout with the native iPhone calendar.
Vine Makes Sharing Easier By Enabling Web Embeds
Vine today pushed out a minor update to its iPhone video application that should make it easier to share Vine videos across the web. Vine videos can now be embedded within Tweets, in Facebook posts, and on the web with new sharing tools in the app.
Google's iOS Search App Is Better at Listening
Google today updated its Google Search application for iPhones and iPads. The revised app makes significant improvements to the voice recognition feature, and now streams words on the fly as they are spoken.
Google Maps for iOS Gains Contact Search and More
Google today provided an update to the iPhone version of Google Maps. Google Maps version 1.1 now lets users search through their Google Contact list from within the Maps app, as well as see saved addresses on the map when signed in.
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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.