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Congressmen Want Answers From Apple

PRIVACY LAW—U.S.

March 15, 2012

Two U.S. congressmen have sent Apple a letter asking for a response about privacy problems within the company's iTunes App Store, The New York Times reports. Reps. Henry Waxman (D-CA) and G.K. Butterfield (D-NC) have asked Apple CEO Timothy Cook to explain how iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch applications can access photos without a user's knowledge. The representatives sent an inquiry last month as well, asking the company why app developers had access to users' address books, but Waxman and Butterfield were not satisfied with the company's response, the report states. The congressmen are now requesting a meeting with the company rather than a written response. (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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