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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Senators “Ask” Companies to Delete Apps


“Four Democratic senators want to short-circuit software applications that allow drivers to identify police drunken-driving checkpoints. In a letter Tuesday, the senators asked Apple, Google and BlackBerry to either disable or quit selling downloadable applications that allow iPhone and iPad, BlackBerry and Android operating systems to identify locations of local police DUI crackdowns…. USA TODAY reported Monday that with the spread of traffic cameras and police agencies pumping up revenue from traffic citations, drivers are relying on devices and applications that alert them to such law enforcement tools as speed and red-light cameras, speed traps, school zones and DUI checkpoints.” (USA Today)

The heavy hand of government.

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