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Congress wants answers from Google and Apple following the recent Gmail privacy debacle

Earlier this month, news broke that Gmail and other services allowed third-party developers to read your private messages. While most app developers likely used algorithms to scan through your emails, a handful permitted actual employees to view them as well.

Naturally, this was concerning news for many – regardless of the developers’ intentions, Gmail users weren’t too pleased to learn that strangers could look through their private correspondence.

Some of the individuals worried about this privacy breach happen to be Republicans sitting on the House Energy and Commerce Committee.

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