A Reuters report says US Senator Charles Schumer is asking the Federal Trade Commission to investigate Apple and Google over its handling of photos. A recent New York Times report discussed a privacy breach that lets any iOS app with location permission to access a user’s photo album. A follow-up report details how Android also lets an app with Internet permission to access the photo gallery on the handset. In both cases, the user is not aware these apps are tapping into their personal images.
Schumer writes in his letter to the FTC, “These uses go well beyond what a reasonable user u…
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US senator Schumer calls for FTC investigation of Apple, Google