March 25th, 2011

Senators wants to ban Certain Apps.

A new type of censorship argument is raging in America after some senators are attempting to have an application banned from all the major app. stores. “Checkpoint Wingman” and similars purportedly show users where previous DUI and Speed Traps are, receiving live updates from anyone that logs in a new one. This allows other road users to slow down where they need to; you know, what the whole speeding fine is supposed to do anyway.

However, despite this Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.), Harry Reid (D-Nev.), Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.), and Tom Udall (D-N.M.) have all teamed up and sent letters (no BBM or email?) to each of the major companies with App. stores; that includes Apple, RIM and Google. Rob Pegorano of The Washington Post says, “I suspect that Apple won’t be long in following RIM’s lead, considering how it’s moved quickly in the past to delete such offending content as the Baby Shaker app…” He may be right as Apple have a history of removing controversial apps. from their store. One of the historically famous ones was the baby shaker app; a simple game where shaking your phone would kill the baby (by putting Xs over its eyes) and move you onto the next baby.

Another one that you can only laugh at really, was published (and originally approved by Apple) by a Christian group that would link users to events, videos and message boards to help, “those struggling with unwanted same-sex attraction to live a life congruent with biblical teaching.”


Read the full article at: http://www.dailytech.com/Democratic+Senators+Demand+Smartphone+Makers+Ban+Apps+Only+RIM+Complies/article21221.htm

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