∞ Apple's Tribble testifies before U.S. Senate on mobile privacy

Apple’s Vice President of Software Technology, Guy L. “Bud” Tribble, testified before the US Senate on Tuesday answering questions about mobile privacy.

[ad#Google Adsense 300×250 in story]The hearings entitled “Protecting Mobile Privacy: Your Smartphones, Tablets, Cell Phones and Your Privacy” were called by U.S. Senator Al Franken in response to reports that Apple and Google tracked its users. According to AppleInsider, Tribble reiterated what Apple said in its FAQ posted in late April.

“Apple is strongly committed to giving our customers clear and transparent notice, choice and control over their information, and we believe our products do so in a simple and elegant way,” said Tribble Tuesday in his remarks.

While there is a data location file on the iPhone and iPad, Tribble said that “Apple was never tracking an individual’s location from the information residing in that cache.”

Apple addressed a bug with information in the data file being stored too long with an update to iOS last week.