U.S. Senator Asks FTC To Look Into Apple And Android Over Concerns About Private Information

March 7, 2012 - Written By Chris Yackulic

U.S. senator Charles Schumer has requested that the Federal Trade Commision investigate reports that applications on both iOS and Android platforms are able to steal private photos and contacts and export them to their servers without the user’s consent. Schumer is concerned about a New York Times report that iOS and Android apps can obtain access to the user’s private photos and contacts.

The senator says that it’s his understanding that the uses in question violate the terms of service of both Apple and Google platforms. “These uses go well beyond wh…

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U.S. Senator Asks FTC To Look Into Apple And Android Over Concerns About Private Information
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