U.S. Lawmakers Pressure Apple, Google to Answer Serious Privacy Questis

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This week, the US House Energy and Commerce Committee sent letters to Apple and Google's parent company Alphabet with a set of 16 multi-part issues. The letter addressed to Apple CEO Tim Cook, specifically, quotes recent reports in the media about data collected by the media that "may be used in ways that csumers do not expect."

Of course, the media reports the Committee specifically cites focus Android – which is made by Google. Apple's locati in the world of digital privacy, lawmakers probably want to know where they are.

The questis are fairly broad and range of asking about csents (or the presence of an "unambiguous" trigger)

House Lawmakers also questied the use of Locati of services by RapidSOS, as well as how Apple ctrols or limits data collected by third parties.

e of the questis keys recent changes to the App Store developer guide which prohibits apps from collecting data users' friends. Apple made the change, presumably, in respse to the Facebook and Cambridge Analytica data scandal.

Finally, the letter asks. It did not, however, provide a definitive …

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