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S. 2710: Open App Markets Act

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Who should decide what apps you can install: Tim Cook, or you?


99.7 percent of all U.S. smartphones run on one of two operating systems: Apple’s iOS or Google’s Android. Users who want to add apps to their phones are largely doing so from either Google or Apple’s app stores. It’s possible to add individual apps without using the app stores, but it is more difficult and most users are unaware that it’s an option.

Given both their market shares and the prominence of their app stores, Google and Apple have enormous power to decide which outside apps are and aren’t allowed for download or sale in their app store.

One of the most notable examples in recent years was when Apple banned an app called Send Me To …

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Richard Blumenthal

Sponsor. Senior Senator for Connecticut. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Feb 17, 2022
Length: 24 pages
Aug 11, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)

Ordered Reported on Feb 3, 2022

The committees assigned to this bill sent it to the House or Senate as a whole for consideration on February 3, 2022.

Other activity may have occurred on another bill with identical or similar provisions.


14 Cosponsors (7 Democrats, 7 Republicans)

3% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)


Aug 11, 2021

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Jan 20, 2022
Considered by Senate Committee on the Judiciary

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Feb 3, 2022
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S. 2710 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number S. 2710. This is the one from the 117th Congress.

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