Slashdot stories can be listened to in audio form via an RSS feed, as read by our own robotic overlord.

 



Forgot your password?
typodupeerror
Crime Government Handhelds Iphone Apple

Senators To Apple: Pull iPhone DUI-Check Alerts 348

Posted by timothy
from the tell-us-senator-your-opinion-on-net-neutrality dept.
CWmike writes "Four US senators on 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 senators' demand was 'a knee-jerk reaction.'" Hugh Pickens points out that "Similar apps are available for the iPhone and RIM. Apple released a set of App Store guidelines in September that spells out what apps are and are not allowed to do. Included on that list of 'don'ts' are 'apps that encourage excessive consumption of alcohol or illegal substances, or encourage minors to consume alcohol or smoke cigarettes.'"
This discussion has been archived. No new comments can be posted.

Senators To Apple: Pull iPhone DUI-Check Alerts

Comments Filter:

An inclined plane is a slope up. -- Willard Espy, "An Almanac of Words at Play"

Working...