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Google Says It Won’t Pull DUI Checkpoint Evasion App

• International Business Times
Don't expect Google to remove apps that help users avoid DUI checkpoints -- the company says it is leaving the controversial apps on its Android Marketplace. A source said the company only removes apps that violate its Android content policies and the apps in question do not appear to violate these policies. Enlarge Close (Photo: Reuters) Google says the DUI checkpoint evasion apps in question do not appear to violate its app policies. Four senators, Harry Reid (D-NV), Charles E. Schumer (D-NY), Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ), and Tom Udall (D-NM), sent letters out to Apple, Google and Research in Motion asking them to remove apps that help people avoid DUI checkpoints, saying they are dangerous. RIM has agreed to pull the apps and Apple has yet to respond. On its Android app policy site, the only thing that the DUI checkpoint evasion app comes close to breaking is its "Illegal activities policy." Google says Android apps must "Keep it legal. Don't engage in unlawful activitie

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Comment by Joe Tittiger
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Maybe I have a devious mind.... 

But can you see Google handing over info on who DL's this app to DUI task forces? That then use the built in GPS and predictive software to snare these users for DUI?  Would not be beneath our criminal government given their past behavior.



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