U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell, D-Mich., has asked Google and Amazon about how they vet applications running on their smart speakers, The Hill reports. In a letter to Google CEO Sundar Pichai and Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, Dingell writes she is concerned the devices are "eavesdropping" on users without their consent. Dingell added she would like the tech companies to address apps that can not only listen in on users, but also "phish for their passwords." Meanwhile, concerns have been raised that a bill to combat mass shootings may result in the "over-surveillance" of children.
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