Article Photos: Senate takes step toward banning stalking software 2/2

ADDS THAT THE LEGISLATION WAS APPROVED BY THE COMMITTEE - FILE - In this May 10, 2011, file photo, Senate Privacy, Technology and the Law subcommittee Chairman Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn. presides over the subcommittee's hearing on "Protecting Mobile Privacy: Your Smartphones, Tablets, Cell Phones and Your Privacy," on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Senate Judiciary Committee approve legislation on Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012, that would close a legal loophole that allows so-called cyberstalking apps to operate secretly on a cell phone and transmit the user’s location information without a person’s knowledge.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)