House Panel Seeks Answers on Mobile Phone Tracking

A House committee that oversees privacy issues sent letters to six developers of mobile operating systems -- including Apple Inc. and Google Inc. -- seeking more information about whether they are tracking users' locations, as the scrutiny expands to the broader industry. In the version of the letter sent to Apple Chief Executive Steve Jobs, the House Energy and Commerce Committee asked him to respond to questions such as: "What location data do devices running your operating system track, use, store, or share?" and "Why does the device track, use, store, or share that data?"