I’m glad this is happening. Sen. Al Franken has announced that the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology and the Law, which he chairs, will hold hearings on the privacy flap involving Apple’s iPhone and iPad and Google’s Android smartphones.
There may be simple, innocuous reasons for maintaining files on Apple and Google devices that track a person’s every move. But it would be awfully good to know what those reasons are. Steve Jobs and Apple have been notably silent on the issue. Google’s response has been, to wit, “Hey it’s opt in. People are agreeing to this.”
Only problem is they didn’t really know they were opting in for being tracked, did they?
It will be very interesting to see what Sen. Franken ferrets out in this hearing.