House Oversight Lawmaker Wants Apple, Google to Step Up Security on Apps With Foreign Ties

NextGov: Lawmakers on the House Oversight and Reform Committee continue applying pressure to Google and Apple, seeking—at a minimum—commitments from the tech giants to be more transparent with users about the applications in their app stores.

In separate letters to Google and Apple Tuesday, Rep. Stephen Lynch, chairman of the subcommittee on national security, sought assurances that the companies would warn users about applications that are developed, operated or owned by foreign entities and could pose privacy risks to Americans.

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