Representative Stephen Lynch, chairman of the House subcommittee on national security, has sent separate letters to Apple and Google seeking assurances that these companies may warn users of applications with foreign links.
At a minimum, Apple and Google should take steps to ensure that users are aware of the potential privacy and national security risks of sharing sensitive informationon with applications that store data in countries opposite the United States or whose developers are subsidiaries of foreign companies.
Apple can do so much. They probably can’t check the source code of each app to see if it contains Chinese spy code. And what about the American spy code?
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