Democratic Senators are investigating Websites & Apps from Google & Apple who are assisting the White House's war on COVID-19
Two weeks ago a group of Democratic Senators, who are all on record for bashing President Trump at every given turn, went on the attack raising concerns about Google's related COVID-19 screening website not guarding privacy.
Now these same senators are looking into Apple's new COVID-19 app and website regarding security and privacy, even though Apple has made privacy issues a corner stone of the company's marketing and philosophy.
"The senators are also seeking information on Apple’s agreements with federal or state governments for the development of the app," according to the letter, a copy of which was obtained by Bloomberg. Of course that's really the issue here, Apple's agreements with The White House.
The senators acknowledge that Apple says the software does not “require a sign-in or association with a user’s Apple ID, and users’ individual responses will not be sent to Apple or any government organization."
Apple's COVID-19 website clarifies that Apple's app was developed along with the CDC, FEMA and The White House.
More importantly, Apple app website emphasized its "Our Commitment to Privacy." More specifically the site clearly states that "Apple is not collecting your answers from the screening tool. To help improve the site, Apple collects some information about how you use it. The information collected will not personally identify you."
Sadly the Democrat Senators are really seeking any information that they could possibly twist in order to open yet another hearing into the Trump Administration in this election year.
Never mind that Apple, Google and The White House are working to assist concerned citizens in quickening the COVID-19 screening process, because the Senators are simply out for political blood.
With all this concern about privacy and security during the COVID-19 pandemic, Zoom's video conferencing has been the subject of real security issues and I haven't heard anything about the Senators having contacted Zoom executives to date. Zoom has no official link to the White House and so they're irrelevant to these Senators who have one political goal in mind.