Today in Mobile

Representatives from Apple and Google were in Washington today to discuss privacy concerns with legislators, and their spiel was predictable. Apple VP Bud Tribble said iPhones don’t actually track their users — a claim that seems to parse the word “track” in a very specific way — while Google’s Alan Davidson tried tugging at the heartstrings by claiming location data can help parents of┬ásick children fill a prescription at the nearest pharmacy. That’s true, of course, but it doesn’t really address the problem of consumers unknowingly having their whereabouts recorded through their phone. Expect much more posturing on both sides before we come to any real solutions.