Google, Apple Invited To Fcc Location-tracking Forum

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In its first look at the growing controversy about location tracking by smartphones, the U.S. Federal Communications Commission has invited Apple, Google and consumer advocates to a forum in late June.The FCC will study the risks and benefits of location-based services at a "public education forum" on June 28 that will include wireless carriers, other technology companies and consumer advocacy groups, the FCC said on Tuesday.Read More...

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