Lawmakers Target IPhone App Makers In Privacy Inquiry

Law360, New York (March 22, 2012, 9:59 PM EDT) -- Reps. Henry Waxman, D-Calif., and G.K. Butterfield, D-N.C., on Thursday asked 34 makers of popular apps for Apple Inc. smartphones to describe their information collection practices following reports that a social networking app plucked users' contacts without permission.

The two House Energy and Commerce Committee members have pressed Apple to answer questions about the tech giant's efforts to protect the privacy and security of its mobile device users.

Waxman and Butterfield have now sent letters to Facebook Inc., Twitter Inc., LinkedIn Corp., Foursquare Labs Inc., the...
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