Politician Grandstanding About Police Checkpoint App Results In Doubling Of Sales

from the schumer,-meet-streisand dept

We mentioned, recently, Senator Chuck Schumer's misinformed grandstanding against a mobile app that alerts people to where police checkpoints are located, as he put pressure on both Google and Apple to block the app, despite the app not breaking the law anywhere. A few other Senators joined Schumer in this grandstanding effort... and all it seems to have done is double the sale of the app. Apparently, having Senators think you're an abomination is good for sales.

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    Anonymous Coward, 20 May 2011 @ 7:59am

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    Because in some states (Ohio for sure) they are required by law to do so.

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