Schumer urges identity protecting measures for smart phones

By WKTV News

NEW YORK (AP) - Sen. Charles Schumer is calling on the Federal
Trade Commission to investigate reports that some smart phone
applications can be used to steal private photos and contacts
without the user's consent.

The New York Democrat has asked the FTC to determine
whether copying or distributing personal information from Apple and
Android smartphones without a user's consent constitutes a
deceptive trade practice.

He also urged manufacturers to put safety measures in place to
protect user's privacy.

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