Apple’s Congressional hearing leads to a couple of facts and laughter

senate hearingby Jay Tamboli

Recap of Apple and Google’s testimony before Senator Al Franken’s mobile privacy hearing
[Via MacDailyNews]

USA Today’s Mike Snider live-blogged Apple and Google’s testimony at the “Protecting Mobile Privacy: Your Smartphones, Tablets, Cell Phones and Your Privacy” hearing before the Senate Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology and the Law, chaired by Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn.


A whole lot of hubbub and posturing, as most Senate committee hearings are but there were a couple of nuggets that should be hit.

Apple audits the apps in the App Store to check on privacy matters. Google does not. While both rely on users to let them know about problems, only Apple takes a proactive approach to sniff out problems.

Also, Apple puts a specific icon on the screen when location services are being used. Did not hear if Android does anything.

Finally, best comment and reply:


Tuesday, May 10, 2011 – 2:28 pm · Reply

Why isn’t MS also included for WM phones?



Tuesday, May 10, 2011 – 3:17 pm · Reply

Because the three people who had one said Microsoft already knew where they were. At their desks at Redmond…


I smiled.

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