Senators hit at drink-drive apps

BBC News - 23 Mar, 2011
A group of US senators has asked smart phone firms to cease distributing apps said to enable drivers who have been drinking to avoid police checkpoints. Four Democrats wrote to the executives at Apple, Google and Research in Motion, ...

Senators Ask Apple To Ban DUI Checkpoint Alert Apps

Huffington Post - 23 Mar, 2011
Four US Senators are calling for Apple and other purveyors of smartphone software to ban apps that would help motorists identify and avoid drunk driving checkpoints. Democrats Chuck Schumer, Frank Lautenberg, Tom Udall and Senate Majority Leader Harry ...

Four senators target DUI checkpoint apps

USA Today - Larry Copeland - 23 Mar, 2011
Four Democratic senators want to short-circuit software applications that allow drivers to identify police drunken-driving checkpoints. By J. Scott Applewhite, AP Sen. Harry Reid and three other lawmakers raised concerns ...

Los Angeles DUI Lawyer says Senators Opposed to DUI Checkpoint Apps Should be ...

San Francisco Chronicle (press release) - 23 Mar, 2011
"They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety." Benjamin Franklin Today, four US Senators wrote a letter to Apple and Google asking that they remove apps used to alert users to potential ...

Senators Ask Apple to Pull Checkpoint-Dodging Apps

ABC News - 23 Mar, 2011
When Scott first submitted his application to Apple's App Store, he said, Apple flagged the app citing concerns similar to those raised by the senators. But Scott said he convinced Apple that the app improved -- not hindered -- public safety. ...

Senators Ask Apple to Pull Checkpoint-Dodging Apps

ABC News - Mae Heussner - 23 Mar, 2011
Smartphone applications that share information about police DUI checkpoints and speed traps may be a boon for drivers hoping to avoid tickets (or worse), but a group of US senators says they're nothing but a public safety hazard. ...

Avoid DUI Checkpoints? No App for That, Senators Say

PCWorld - Jeff Bertolucci - 23 Mar, 2011
Four US senators are asking Apple, Google and Blackberry-maker Research In Motion to remove from their online stores smartphone apps that alert motorists to DUI checkpoints and presumably help inebriated ...

Senators Ask Apple, Google, RIM to Pull DUI Checkpoint Apps

PC Magazine - Chloe Albanesius - 23 Mar, 2011
Four Democratic senators on Tuesday penned a letter to Apple, Google, and Research in Motion to urge the companies to remove apps that provide users with information about DUI checkpoints. "With more than 10000 Americans dying in ...

Senators to Apple: Pull iPhone DUI checkpoint alert apps

Computerworld - Gregg Keizer - 23 Mar, 2011
Both PhantomALERT and FuzzAlert offer apps for not only the iPhone but also for smartphones running Google's Android. Unlike Google, however, Apple only allows iPhone and iPad users to download sanctioned software from its App Store, ...

US senators ask Apple to pull police-evasion apps

CNET - Josh Lowensohn - 23 Mar, 2011
A group of US senators is calling on Apple to remove applications that alert users to the presence of police and other law enforcement checkpoints that have been set up to combat drunk driving. US Senators Harry Reid (D-NV), ...

Senators want Apple to remove apps

CBS News - 23 Mar, 2011
On Monday, we reported that more than 100000 people had signed their names to an online petition protesting Apple's decision to allow an anti gay app on its app store. Today, we bring you word of a trio of Democratic Senators - New York's Charles ...

US Senators Ban Together to Ask Apple to Not Promote Drunk Driving

TMC Net - Carrie Schmelkin - 23 Mar, 2011
First, the tablet company decided to sue Amazon.com for trademark infringement and unfair competition after it determined that Amazon was using Apple's phrase “App Store” on its site. Next, a group of United States Senators, ...

Senators look to block controversial app; WSJ selling single servings

Appolicious - 23 Mar, 2011
The App Store is in the headlines again, but this time it's due to the US Senate looking to get some apps removed. Meanwhile, The Wall Street Journal is offering the paper one issue at a time beginning this morning. It's been a busy week for the App ...

Joint-Maker to Baby-Shaker: Top 10 Most Controversial Apple Apps

International Business Times - 23 Mar, 2011
By IBTimes Staff Reporter | March 23, 2011 8:09 AM EDT Even as the noise over the 'anti-gay' app is set to reach a culmination point with Apple removing the app, a group of Senators have reached out to the technology giant seeking removal of a ...

US senators oppose DUI checkpoint apps

TopNews New Zealand - 23 Mar, 2011
A group of US senators have asked Apple, Google and RIM to remove smartphone apps from their respective online stores that alert drivers to police drunken-driving checkpoints. Four senators, viz. Harry Reid, Mark Udall, Chuck Schumer and Frank ...

US plans major clamp-down on drunk driver apps

Siliconrepublic.com - 23 Mar, 2011
Mapping apps are being created that allow drunk drivers to evade police checkpoints. US senators have asked Google, Apple and RIM to block such apps on their respective apps ecosystems Smartphone apps that help drunk drivers evade police checkpoints ...

US Senators Ask App Stores to Ban Trapster and PhantomAlert Apps

GPS Business News - 23 Mar, 2011
On Monday four US Senators released a letter to Apple, calling applications for iPhones that offers real-time, crowd-sourced update on police checkpoint “harmful to public safety.” Similar requests have been made to Google and RIM for they own app ...

Apple Asked to Scrap Apps That Help Users Evade DUI Checkpoints

SF Weekly (blog) - Jake Swearingen - 23 Mar, 2011
​Earlier today, SF Weekly told readers about the controversial gay-cure app that's put Apple at the center of an uncomfortable high-tech debate about religion and gays. Now, US lawmakers are challenging ...

Senators urge Apple to pull DUI checkpoint alert app

Examiner.com - Brian Moore - 23 Mar, 2011
Four US senators have come to together to urge Apple to pull a DUI checkpoint app saying that it is “harmful to public safety”. The senators involved are Nevada's Harry Reid, New York's Charles Schumer, New Jersey's Frank Lautenberg and New Mexico's ...

Reid asks smartphone makers to pull DUI apps

Las Vegas Review-Journal (blog) - Steve Tetreault - 23 Mar, 2011
Sen. Harry Reid and three other Democrats today called on Apple and other smartphone manufacturers to remove software applications that help drivers evade police traps for drunken driving. "With more than 10000 Americans dying in drunk-driving crashes ...

Apple asked to remove police-evasion apps from App Store

UberGizmo - George Wong - 23 Mar, 2011
Bad news for folks who use police-evasion apps on their iPhones. A group of US senators have asked apple to remove apps that help folks evade police and other law enforcement checkpoints that have been set up to ...

Senators ask Apple to pull DUI-evasion apps

Digitaltrends.com - Molly McHugh - 23 Mar, 2011
Apple faces criticism for items in its App Store yet again, but this time, its apps that aid drunk drivers that are catching attention. Apple is currently being urged by users to cut its app promising to cure homosexuality. Thousands have voiced their ...

Senators urge end to apps locating DUI checkpoints

NJ.com - Joe Green - 23 Mar, 2011
WASHINGTON, DC " US Sen. Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ) was among those on Capitol Hill who urged smartphone makers today to stop offering software applications that can help drivers evade DUI checkpoints. ...

Senate Dems ask smartphone-makers to pull apps that help drunk drivers

The Hill (blog) - Gautham Nagesh - 23 Mar, 2011
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and three colleagues wrote to Google, Apple and Research in Motion on Tuesday urging them to remove smartphone applications that allow users to avoid drunken-driving ...

Senators to Apple: Pull DUI Checkpoint Apps

WebProNews - 23 Mar, 2011
Apparently, it's pile on the folks at Apple week. The company now finds themselves involved in two major app controversies, and it's only Tuesday. Yesterday, we told you about the heat Apple was taking from gay-rights activists for a 4+ rated app in ...

US Senators Ask Apple to Pull Police-Evasion Apps

Hard OCP - 23 Mar, 2011
It is nice to see what politicians do with all the free time they have after they fixed the economy, eliminated unemployment and stopped plummeting home values. Our tax dollars not at work. US Senators Harry Reid (D-Nev.), Charles E. Schumer (DN. ...

Senators Call On Apple To Pull DUI Checkpoint Apps

Cult of Mac - Leander Kahney - 23 Mar, 2011
Trapster is a popular iPhone app that alerts drivers to police speed traps, red light cameras and DUI checkpoints. The company tired to remove DUI checkpoints, but users kept putting them back in. ...

US senators urge end to drunk driver 'apps'

Telegraph.co.uk - 23 Mar, 2011
US senators on Tuesday pressed Google, Apple, and Blackberry maker Research in Motion to pull the plug on applications that can help drunk drivers use smart phones to elude police checkpoints. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and fellow Democratic ...

Senators ask for the Removal of DUI Checkpoint Apps

Geek WIth Laptop - 23 Mar, 2011
Apple, Google, and Research In Motion have been asked to remove apps that provide information about DUI checkpoints. This request came from four democratic senators yesterday, although it is unsure whether the companies in question will comply. ...

Senators to Apple: Pull iPhone DUI checkpoint alert apps

Network World - Gregg Keizer - 23 Mar, 2011
Four US senators Tuesday called on Apple to yank iPhone and iPad apps that help drunken drivers evade police, saying the programs are "harmful to public safety." The CEO of the company that makes one such app said the ...

 

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