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Under pressure from Nevada’s Harry Reid and other senators, Apple has agreed to ban future iPhone applications that allow drivers to avoid DUI checkpoints. Reid, the Senate Majority Leader, was among a group of lawmakers who criticized the apps that pinpoint sobritety checkpoints, speed traps and red light cameras. The senators asked Apple, Blackberry-maker Research In Motion, and Google to remove the apps. While Apple and RIM have done so, Google has refused to remove the apps from its Android software. Senator Reid praised Apple for its decision, but urged the company to remove similar apps that are still available to iPhone users.

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