Apple might have issued iOS 4.3.3 / 4.2.8 and addressed the technical issues behind the iPhone location-tracking debate, but now it's got to explain itself to Washington. That's right -- the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology, and the Law is just about to convene a hearing entitled "Protecting Mobile Privacy: Your Smartphone, Tablets, Cell Phones and Your Privacy," and both Apple's Bud Tribble and Google's Alan Davidson are expected to testify. Oh, it's being chaired by a certain Senator Al Franken. We're liveblogging it, so click the link below, pop open the webcast player, and join in the fun.

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