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 FrankenAlan (Al) Stuart FrankenMeet the Democrats' last best hope of preserving a House majority Franken rules out challenge against Gillibrand for Senate seat Franken targets senators from both parties in new comedy tour MORE (D-Minn.) from introducing a bill that would require consumers' consent before sharing their location data.