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The letter reference concerns the privacy in the manner that mobile devices track their users, where about and traces their location even if their mobile data is turned off. By opening connectivity like Bluetooth, and connecting the phone with WiFi traces the location. Moreover, the Airplane mode doesn’t work properly. Talking in general, what is the purpose of the notification that appears in Apple’s iPhone that “opening of WiFi will improve your location accuracy”. What if one wants to connect with WiFi and doesn’t want his/her location to be disclosed? Do such companies offer any of the alternates of it?
The letters also touched the on the ability of the third-party apps to collect data, microphones embedded in Smartphones and Gmail access to third-party developers.
The Congress has been very active since the fluctuation on Privacy by Facebook, the CEO was allegedly found guilty for selling privacy to the Trump’s administration for his Presidential election campaigning purpose.
Lawmakers asked the company to submit their reply’s by July 23. Apple declined to comment on the issue where Alphabet didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.