Lawmakers Aim Mobile Privacy Push at Apple, Google, Facebook

Lawmakers Aim Mobile Privacy Push at Apple, Google, Facebook

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Bret Taylor, chief technology officer of Facebook Inc., from left, Morgan Reed, executive director of the Association for Competitive Technology, Catherine Novelli, vice president for worldwide government affairs for Apple Inc., Alan Davidson, director of public policy at Google Inc., and Amy Guggenheim Shenkan, president and chief operating officer of Common Sense Media Inc., testify at a Senate Commerce Committee panel hearing on mobile privacy in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Thursday, May 19, 2011. U.S. lawmakers, considering legislation aimed at protecting consumers' online privacy, said the market for smartphone applications needs to be regulated to prevent the inappropriate sharing of user data.