All Things Digital is reporting that the U.S. Senate has posted a notice for a hearing with the Judiciary Committee, which will meet to discuss mobile privacy. This meeting will take place at 10AM EDT May 10th, at, where else, Washington DC. Apple’s Bud Tribble (manager of the original Macintosh development team, who left with […]
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Bud Tribble to Represent Apple at Mobile Privacy Senate Hearing

maps.pngAll Things Digital is reporting that the U.S. Senate has posted a notice for a hearing with the Judiciary Committee, which will meet to discuss mobile privacy. This meeting will take place at 10AM EDT May 10th, at, where else, Washington DC. Apple’s Bud Tribble (manager of the original Macintosh development team, who left with Jobs to found NeXT, and later return at Apple in 2002) will be present to testify at the session called “Protecting Mobile Privacy: Your Smartphones, Tablets, Cell Phones and Your Privacy”.

The meeting will start with members from the FTC (Federal Trade Comission) and the Department of Justice. The second panel will consist of Tribble, and Alan Davidson (Google’s public policy director), and others from lobbying and other interest groups.

Of course, all of this was brought on after the media exploded with the story that Apple’s iOS platform (and to a lesser extent Google’s Android) was recording user tracking data. Apple, and it’s CEO Steve Jobs jumped on the issue with PR statements and interviews, to try and quell the media, and stated that they would testify in a hearing if one was called. And so, here we are.

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