US lawmaker calls for Apple and Google to provide info on fake crypto apps

US lawmaker calls for Apple and Google to provide info on fake crypto apps


Senator Sherrod Brown, chair of the Senate Banking Committee, has penned letters to the CEOs of Google’s parent company Alphabet and Apple calling for the tech firms to provide information on the ways they prevent certain apps from promoting crypto scams.

According to the letters published on Thursday, Brown asked Apple CEO Tim Cook and Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai for the steps the tech giants were taking in the approval of crypto apps on Apple and Android devices. The senator requested information related to how the companies assessed if apps were “trusted and secure,” prevented possible phishing apps through fraudulent apps and reported such apps to users.

“Cyber criminals have stolen company logos, names, and other identifying information of crypto firms and then created fake mobile apps

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