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Senators Renew Pressure on Google and Apple to Pull DUI Checkpoint Apps

Ars Techinca has been following an interesting issue being raised by several members of Congress: Should companies such as Apple, Google and Research In Motion stop selling or otherwise making available smartphone apps that help drunk drivers avoid DUI checkpoints? An open letter from U.S. Senators Frank Lautenberg, Harry Reid, Charles Schumer and Tom Udall sent to these companies back in March asserted that such software is "harmful to public safety" and should not be offered. RIM quickly agreed to the senators' request, but two months later Apple is still pondering the issue. Apple's Catherine Novelli stated that there are...

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