Dec 20, 2012

Marketplace Tech Report for Thursday, December 20, 2012

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There are apps that let stalkers track their victims. Now there's a move in Washington to outlaw them. And while they're at it, some members of Congress would like us all to have a clear idea of which pieces of…

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Sen. Al Franken's Location Privacy Protection Act

Dec 20, 2012
Senator Al Franken is pushing for more privacy options when it comes to location data.

There are apps that let stalkers track their victims. Now there’s a move in Washington to outlaw them. And while they’re at it, some members of Congress would like us all to have a clear idea of which pieces of software for a smartphone keep track of our physical location. One of the sponsors of new legislation that has just come out of committee is Senator Al Franken, Democrat of Minnesota.

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