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"This hearing is the first step in making certain that federal laws protecting consumers' privacy-particularly when it comes to mobile devices-keep pace with advances in technology," he added.
Franken said he has invited representatives from Apple and Google to attend the hearing, titled, "Protecting Mobile Privacy: Your Smartphones, Tablets, Cell Phones and Your Privacy." The hearing is scheduled for May 10.
Last week, O'Reilly Radar broke a story that Apple devices had been secretly tracking the latitude and longitude of their users, complete with a timestamp. Incensed, Franken then wrote a strongly worded letter to Jobs demanding answers about the program which he said, "raises serious privacy concerns."