Google and Apple Questioned By The House About Privacy Issues

In response to last week's reports that Google was giving third party apps access to people's Gmail accounts, despite promising not to scan those same accounts themselves anymore, the House Energy and Commerce Committee sent letters to the CEOs of Alphabet and Apple. The letters include questions about data collection - including emails, location data, and user voices - on Apple and Alphabet devices. The letters also cite news from November of last year that Google tracked the location of Android users, even when location tracking was turned off.


This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://tenta.com/blog/post/2018/07/house-letters-alphabet-apple