Politics

Apple Not Kissing the Ring With Adequate Passion

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Shame on someone, anyway

Politico has a story up about Washington lawmakers increasingly irritated at Apple for not volunteering to testify at various things on Capitol Hill. Excerpt:

Sen. John Rockefeller and others in Congress wonder whether the company has more than technological innovations to hide.

When Apple didn't participate in an April hearing on children's online privacy, the West Virginia Democrat who chairs the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, gave voice to his suspicions.

"When people don't show up when we ask them to … all it does is increases our interest in what they're doing and why they didn't show up," Rockefeller said of Apple and Google, which both declined to testify. "It was a stupid mistake for them not to show up, and I say shame on them."

Not very subtle, that.