Senate takes step toward banning stalking software

Associated Press
Senate takes step toward banning stalking software

FILE - In this May 10, 2011, file photo, Senate Privacy, Technology and the Law subcommittee Chairman Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn. presides over the subcommittee's hearing on "Protecting Mobile Privacy: Your Smartphones, Tablets, Cell Phones and Your Privacy," on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Senate Judiciary Committee was expected Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012, to approve legislation that would close a legal loophole that allows so-called cyberstalking apps to operate secretly on a cell phone and transmit the user’s location information without a person’s knowledge. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

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