Obama’s iPhone App Creates Controversy

by Betsy Woodruff

The president’s new iPhone app, designed in part to help grassroots volunteers coordinate their get-out-the-vote efforts, has drawn criticism from privacy advocates, the Washington Post reports. To help with door-to-door canvassing, it lists the first name, last initial, and street address of every registered Democrat closest to anyone using the app. All this material is part of the public record, but the app makes it unprecedentedly easy to access.