Tim? Larry? We need to talk about smartphones and privacy

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Congress sends Apple and Alphabet a ‘please explain’, perhaps because Oracle asked

Oracle’s busy backgrounding about Android privacy last year appears to have helped draw US lawmakers’ attention to Google and Apple.

Members of the US House Energy and Commerce Committee have jumped on a report by Quartz’s Keith Collins from November 2017 as the basis of letters to Apple CEO Ian Cook and Alphabet CEO Larry Page, demanding various details of how their respective operating systems treat users’ privacy.

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