Congress Wants Google/Apple To Limit Foreign Apps

Congress Wants Google/Apple To Limit Foreign Apps

With the popularity of Chinese-owned apps like TikTok, the US Government has been considering new legislation for US-based App Stores. Most recently, congress asked Google and Apple to limit the foreign apps in their stores. The word “limit” does not mean “remove”. In a letter to Google and Apple, a US congressman asked them to, “at minimum, take steps to ensure that users are aware of the potential privacy and national security risks of sharing sensitive information with applications that store data in countries adversarial to the United States, or whose developers are subsidiaries of overseas companies.”

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