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Push notifications could be used to snoop on Google and Apple users, US Senator warns

07
Dec
2023
Push notifications could be used to snoop on Google and Apple users, US Senator warns

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Governments could be using push notifications to spy on phones, a top US Senator has warned.

Google and Apple phones process push notifications through servers belonging to the tech giants, allowing governments to potentially demand access to this data.

Messages, breaking news, and other priority updates all generate push-notifications, meaning that encrypted data, potentially including the actual message itself, could be accessed.

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