Microsoft to Disable or Remove Phone ID Software Built Into Their Windows Phone 7 Mobile OS

With Standing room only at this weeks US Senate hearing on the privacy being afforded to those who choose to live with a smartphone at their side 24/7, Microsoft made a commitment to stop IDing mobile devices running the Windows Phone 7 Operating System. Obviously this will mean another WP7 update in the near future thus disabling the on-board location-tracking services on the OS or rendering them inert. All this, clearly a jab at both Apple's iOS and Google's Android OS who's authors have yet to provide the same move forward to protecting our write to privacy.

In a historic announcement, Microsoft actually agrees to make efforts to protect our basic human right to privacy, Google and Apple have yet to act responsibly with our freedom.

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