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Apple Stopping DUI checkpoint Apps

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Apps have become so much of our lives now that some can’t live without them. One such app called the DUI checkpoint app is being banned by Apple as US senators from several states have asked that the apps be removed.

The apps allow drivers to look for DUI checkpoints set up by police. With the app they can avoid them or prepare for them.

So far Canadian company Research In Motion pulled the apps but Apple and Google haven’t as yet and the pressure is on.

Apple did pull the apps from their stores but not the function to use them. However Apple did issue a statement saying “Apps which contain DUI checkpoints that are not published by law enforcement agencies, or encourage and enable drunk driving will be rejected.

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Lawmakers are happy that Apple has responded so far.

The bottom line is that such apps are in demand. If Apple and Google remove them from their stores it doesn’t mean other people will come up with similar apps especially if they make money. Only a disabling of the functions to use the apps will be effective and even that might not do it all some working apps could be cloaked to then be used as such apps.

It’s a matter of need and privacy as well as being in compliance with the law.

It will take some time to see how this all pans out and how the apps makers feel about it.

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