Lawmakers Questioning Apple, Google and Others About Location-Tracking Technology

Apr 26, 2011  •  Post A Comment

U.S. lawmakers are questioning six companies including Apple and Google about whether their products violate privacy rules by tracking user locations, reports Bloomberg.

Five Republican lawmakers sent letters Monday to the companies, questioning how they store location data and whether third parties have access to the information, the story says.

Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) has invited Apple and Google executives to a May 10 hearing on mobile device privacy, the article adds.

As previously reported, researchers earlier this month said they believe Apple is secretly obtaining the locations of iOS4 users and recording them in a hidden file.

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