A couple of weeks ago Apple came under scrutiny from the privacy of users relating to their iOS devices, and now it would appear that the US congress want some more information from Apple.
Certain members of the US congress have written to Apple’s CEO Tim Cook again, asking from more information relating to Apple’s security within iOS, which is a follow up to a previous request from February.
Dear Mr. Cook:
We have received and reviewed the reply of Apple Inc., to our February 15, 2012, letter requesting information about your company’s app developer policies and practices to protect the privacy and security of your mobile device users’ information. We thank you for responding to our letter.
The March 2 reply we received from Apple does not answer a number of the questions we raised about the company’s efforts to protect the privacy and security of its mobile device users. In addition, subsequent to our letter, concerns have been raised about the manner in which apps can access photographs on your mobile devices and tools provided by Apple to consumers to prevent unwanted online tracking. To help us understand these issues, we request that you make available representatives to brief our staff on the Energy and Commerce Committee.
Apple obviously needs to do more to convince the US congress that it has dealt with the various privacy issues in iOS.
Source TFTS, Energy & Commerce Comittee