Republican probes smartphone security in wake of British hacking scandal

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Google and Apple have already faced scrutiny from lawmakers over earlier reports their smartphone platforms store and transmit user location data.

Both firms have denied tracking consumers and have released updates to address the issue, but that didn't stop Sen. Al FrankenAl FrankenFriends, foes spar in fight on Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Lawmakers share photos of their dogs in honor of National Puppy Day Franken challenges witness endorsement of Gorsuch MORE (D-Minn.) from introducing a bill that would require consumers' consent before sharing their location data.