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Senators Urge DOD To Study Phone Tracking Risks

Law360 (February 7, 2018, 9:17 PM EST) -- Two members of the Senate Armed Services Committee on Wednesday urged U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis to study the potential security risks of American service members using Google Android phones overseas, citing concerns that the tech firm’s location-tracking tools could be hijacked by enemy combatants.

The letter from Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., and Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., came as the U.S. Department of Defense reviews service members’ use of fitness watches that have recently been shown to be able to reveal secret information about the...
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