Senator Schumer asks FTC to probe Apple, Android

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puggsly wrote:

What makes this idiot think he has the right or power to demand anything of Apple, or Google, let alone foreign companies like HTC, Samsung, and Nokia? And why hasn’t he contacted Microsoft for allowing this data to be accessed for DECADES on Windows Computers or why did he wait so long to go after Apple who has ALWAYS allowed access to the file system.

The market will decide what level of access they are comfortable with. Locking down access to personal data can limit functionality. Requiring every application to ask for permission can get annoying. Let the users and market decide and get him back to work on cutting back the waste in government.

Mar 04, 2012 11:31pm EST  --  Report as abuse
davesmall wrote:

How did this moron Schumer ever get anyone to vote for him? Really puzzling. I wouldn’t trust him to find the men’s room on his own.

Mar 05, 2012 9:14am EST  --  Report as abuse
HeroicLife wrote:

Politicians: act outraged because brand new operating systems do not magically anticipate every possible privacy breach — then try to pass laws allowing the government to spy, jail, and kill us on a whim- – that is when they aren’t passing laws paid for by media companies to convict kids of felonies and ruin the Internet because of their outdated business models.

Mar 06, 2012 11:32am EST  --  Report as abuse
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