US Congress expands probe of iOS app privacy to 34 developers after it says Apple failed to answer its questions

US Congress expands probe of iOS app privacy to 34 developers after it says Apple failed to answer its questions

Representatives Henry Waxman (D-CA) and Fred Upton (R-MI) sent letters to Apple and 33 iOS app developers today, requesting detailed information about their data collection practices. On March 2nd, The House Energy and Commerce committee sent a letter to Tim Cook saying that Apple did “not answer a number of the questions we raised about the company’s efforts to protect the privacy and security” of its users, and requested that Apple send representatives to brief its staff. Now, the committee has expanded its investigation to 34 developers, including Twitter, Turntable, Foursquare, Facebook, and Path, and says it wants “to better understand what, if any, information these particular apps gather, what they do with it, and what notice they…

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US Congress expands probe of iOS app privacy to 34 developers after it says Apple failed to answer its questions

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