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The app economy in 2023 hit a few snags as consumer spending last year dropped for the first time by 2% to $167 billion, according to data.
But while a full ban may put an end to lawmakers’ immediate concerns about the potential for CCP surveillance of U.S.citizens or the potential to manipulate the populace with pro-China propaganda, the real concern here is lawmakers’ inability to pass regulations over U.S.user data privacy for all our apps, not just those from China.
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