Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) said on Wednesday’s model of the Breitbart News Daily podcast with host Alex Marlow that the Open App Markets Act — proposed legislation cosponsored by the girl and Sens. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) — would end Apple’s and Google’s shared role as “ gatekeepers” of applications on mobile phones and mobile devices.
“ We have the particular Open App Markets Take action, and that is something that is bipartisan, ” Blackburn remarked. “ This would remove Apple and Google as the gatekeepers on your apps. ”
Blackburn emphasized the particular control held by Apple company and Google over the mobile device app landscape on the operating systems, iOS and Android, respectively.
Blumenthal described the status quo of power held by the two technology businesses as a “ duopoly” on the two “ dominant app stores. ”
Blackburn continued, “ At the moment on Apple, you cannot place something on your phone that does not go through the Apple App Store, and i believe you the consumer should decide what apps you want on personal your phone and not Tim Cook. ”