After asking an Apple representative to appear in Washington to discuss the company's privacy policies regarding mobile devices, U.S. lawmakers have turned their attention to developers of third-party applications for Apple's iOS platform.
Reps. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) and G.K. Butterfield (D-N.C.) today posted letters they sent to Apple CEO Tim Cook, as well as to 33 high-profile, third-party companies with apps on Apple's iOS platform. Some of those companies include Twitter, Foursquare, Path, Pinterest, Facebook, and LinkedIn.
The letters cite last month's incident when third-party social app Path was found to be collecting user address book information without asking. … Read more