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A US politician campaigning for tighter restrictions on location tracking via mobile devices has had his bill approved by a Senate committee.
The Location Privacy Protection Act would make it illegal for companies to sell apps which provide the location of the phone to other users.
It would also outlaw apps from collecting or tracking location data without the consent of the owner.
Parents wishing to monitor their children's phones would be exempt.
'Stalking Apps' Closer To Being Banned As U.S. Bill Approved [bbc.co.uk]