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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 FrankenHarrison seen as front-runner to take over DNC at crucial moment The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by the UAE Embassy in Washington, DC - Trump, Biden clash over transition holdup, pandemic plans The Hill's Morning Report - Fearing defeat, Trump claims 'illegal' ballots MORE (D-Minn.) from introducing a bill that would require consumers' consent before sharing their location data.