Apple’s Bud Tribble to testify in U.S. Senator Al Franken’s Judiciary Subcommittee hearings on mobile privacy

“U.S. Senator Al Franken on Friday announced the witness list for the upcoming hearings of the Judiciary Subcommittee on Privacy,” Jim Dalrymple reports for The Loop.

“The hearings entitled ‘Protecting Mobile Privacy: Your Smartphones, Tablets, Cell Phones and Your Privacy,’ will take place on Tuesday, May 10 at 10:00 am, according to the Senator’s office,” Dalrymple reports.

Full article, with the full list of witnesses, here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews readers too numerous to mention individually for the heads up.]

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27 Comments

        1. … about shackling women to their dominating males than you do about your own privacy? kingmel, you are such a MCP! All the guys who ran against Franken and the Dems claimed a) jobs b) economy c) budget … and their first several bills were all about limiting a woman’s rights. For SHAME ! ! !

  1. Ah, that is telling – Google is sending some policy/pr flack and Apple is sending a technology person. Maybe Google can dazzle them with their footwork, while Apple puts out straight facts. Being that politicians will be conducting the hearing, they will do fine with the bs’ing policy/pr flack and won’t understand a thing the technology person is saying. Oh well, nothing ever changes.

  2. Gotta admit, “2010,” you brought that on yourself by coming out with the name calling before even offering anything of substance. (That’s how Artist knew you were a right winger, I’d guess. That and the snarky dismissal of racism as a legitimate issue.)

  3. The interesting thing is that the government getting involved in this “new” privacy issue may just be Android’s undoing. If Google can’t collect location data, it may seriously hurt its advertising revenue from Android, and thus give Google much less incentive to develop it.

  4. Cool the Star Trek guy is going to testify on behalf of Apple!

    What, you say the trek guy is Bo Trimble, NOT Bud Tribble? Allrighty then, never mind. Go Bud!

  5. ever notice whenever you hear Al Franken is announcing some vote tally, someone is feeding him what to say?…
    Heard him announce some vote a few days ago, you could hear the guy behind him telling him what to say. what the result was, how to say it etc. pretty sad.

    and Apple has to answer to him?…

    1. No, all Apple has to say is “We’re required to track some data by the FCC, but we don’t track user IDs, and since this was brought to our attention, we issued a patch to remove the data and not have it backed up. Unlike Google, which knows who you are and where you are ever 15 min. Thank you and good night.”

  6. I agree with comments about the undoing of Android, but only if the witnesses are able to cross examine each other. The congressional people doing the questioning will not have the technical savvy to ask the right questions, to put Google in a corner. This whole thing is nothing but an ego trip anyway on the part of the committee calling for the hearing.

    1. the staff of these cretins already preordained who gets shafted. It will be apple for refusing to give importance to these whatever.

      Notice how no investigation on Sony. Strange that a big Minneapolis fund is one of sony’s larger investors. Go figure.

      1. Not the same. Sony claims that hackers stole data from them. Google and Apple are allegedly purposely recording tracking data (i.e. violating privacy). The only explaining Sony needs to do is how they allowed thieves to steal data (i.e. how poorly they were protecting the data).

  7. This is a critical issue for Senator Al Franken and the others. Does this mean that as there people go from election poll location to location. We will be able to see where and how many times they voted? Who cares what the laws are, you have to disable that or they will never be able to get re-elected!

    What if facial recognition is being installed at the polling booths? What! They are going to need to see then too!

    What about photo ID cards? …

    Can’t we have a little privacy at least on election day!

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