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GOP senators demand answers from Google into the tech giant’s ‘smart speaker ‘relationship’ with a Smartphone

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Republican Senators Marco Rubio, Josh Hawley, and Tom Cotton, have sent a letter to Google’s CEO Sundar Pichai is on the lookout for answers to these questions about the tech giant’s work with a controversial Chinese technology giant Huawei to build a “smart speaker” for the united states market.

The senators cite a report from the Information provided by The companies involved, with a Huawei-branded smart speaker, such as Amazon’s Echo, Apple’s HomePod, before the President when He placed the limits on China’s ability to gain access to U.S. technology. He had cited national security when he placed the Smartphone in the market on a “black list”.

The Information contained in the report (subscription required), which, in spite of the termination of their partnership in May, Google and the Smartphone is closer than previously thought.

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“These devices can be unreliable, companies to listen in on Americans’ calls,” the senators write in the letter. “It is not easy to interpret, it is your decision to get help for Huawei to listen to devices in millions of American households, if not the same as the income of the country.”

Google already has its own brand of smart speakers, on the Google Home page, the Mini, and the Google Home page, up to Max.

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“Why did you partner with Huawei to develop an audio-based devices for use in the United States?” the senators ask in the letter.

“Why did you choose to continue the partnership even after the Ministry of Justice has released an indictment, charging of a Smartphone, such as the Washington Post put it, however, is determined to succeed, with the help of the identity theft and duplicity’?” has been added.

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The letter also seeks information on what Google has learned how to work with a Smartphone. “So, what have you learned about the security vulnerabilities of listening devices while operating with a Smartphone, and what are the steps to take, if any, do you have to be to eliminate national security risks of these devices?” the senators ask.

File photo U.S. Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) speaks during a hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee in March 12, 2019, on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.
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The senators also cite reports that Google was “suspended” for this project because Huawei has been placed on the black market. “Are you going to continue to help Huawei to install listening devices in American homes, such as the black list has been lifted?”, they ask.

The senators want answers to their questions by Feb. 30.

Fox News has reached out to Google, and Huawei-with a request to comment for this story.

File photo, Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) participated in a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on Capitol Hill on January 25, 2018 in Washington, DC.
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In Missouri, Senator Hawley to a high-profile critic of the Large-Tech, has recently announced that the law was designed to curb the social media addiction, and the purpose of “deceptive techniques” that tech giants such as Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram to use in order to operate.

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Hawley also announced that the legislation would be to remove the tech titans’ protection from liability for content provided by third parties on their platforms.

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