Whenever your conversation begins with these words “We Need To Talk…” it’s usually not a good thing. If you ask me, those words couldn’t have been delivered by the Senate to the peeping Toms over at Apple and Google soon enough!
According to Wired.com – Senator Al Franken (D-MN) has called upon Apple and Google to participate in a hearing with the Judiciary Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology and the Law in order to discuss consumer privacy. The hearing will take place on May 10 at 10am EDT in Washington, where witnesses from the US Department of Justice, Federal Trade Commission, Center for Democracy and Technology, and others will talk about what the latest mobile technology means for privacy and the law.
“Recent advances in mobile technology have allowed Americans to stay connected like never before and put an astonishing number of resources at our fingertips,” Franken said in a statement. “But the same technology that has given us smartphones, tablets, and cell phones has also allowed these devices to gather extremely sensitive information about users, including detailed records of their daily movements and location.
With all the hucking & bucking in the media, Apple and Google still has yet to acknowledge these allegations directly nor have responded to Senator Franken’s call for a hearing…this could get ugly real quick if the public fails to get a response soon…