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Now Congress Scrutinizing Alphabet and Apple

In the wake of last week’s Google scandal around third-party apps accessing user information, top Republican members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee sent letters to both Alphabet and Apple. The top Republican leaders asked Larry Page about the third-party access to user email, while checking in with Tim Cook about access third-party developers might have via the iTunes App Store. The leaders also inquired about the ability of smartphones to listen in on users, something both Mark Zuckerberg has denied and researchers haven’t found any evidence of.


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