Sen. Rubio brings Apple to work for a slow respse to data collecti by Adware Doctor0s

As a frequently heard critic of the company regarding China, US Senator Marco Rubio reportedly sent a letter to Apple CEO Tim Cook asking why the company did not respd immediately to the message that a Mac App Store title browser hi to the country.

Apple waited until after the Adware Doctor became public to address the problem, including pulling the app, Rubio complained Axios. The Florida senator asked if the company had chosen to ignore security researcher warnings a mth earlier, and how the company would act faster next time, for example by quickly checking updates and / or setting up new security optis for apps.

"For a company that prides itself prioritizing user privacy and security, this delayed respse is extremely worrying," wrote Rubio and his office.

e of the researchers who drew attenti to Adware Doctor, former Natial Security Agency staff member, Patrick Wardle, has suggested that Adware Doctor may have been exporting browser hi-fi for years.

Rubio's biggest ccern about Apple is usually the willingness to respect the authoritarian government of China because of market access. The company has repeatedly tracked censorship requests from the App Store and transferred ctrol of the iCloud servers in the regi to a local company, putting it within the scope of the surveillance.

These actis are in stark ctrast to Apple's positi in places like the US and Europe, where it maintains that it is fully committed to privacy. The famous resistance against a US Department of Justice demanded that it built a backdoor San Bernardino shooter's iPhe Syed Rizwan Farook, ly for the department to fall back when it succeeded with a third-party ctractor.

The Chinese market is worth tens of billis of dollars every year, and Cook has claimed that he can better influence the directi of China by "participating" instead of protesting the sidelines.

© Appleinsider

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