Why Do Android Flashlight Apps Need Dozens of Permissions?

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. No one should be downloading a flashlight app in the Year of Our Lord 2019 — that’s why both Google and Apple have integrated the ability into their devices as part of the base operating system. Avast security researcher Luis […]

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Google releases Android 10 – gpgmail

Android 10 is now available, assuming you have a phone that already supports Google’s latest version of its mobile operating system. For now, that’s mostly Google’s own Pixel phones, though chances are that most of the phones that were supported during the beta phase will get updated to the release version pretty soon, too. Since […]

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Downloads need to rank No. 1 on App Store is down 30% since 2016 for apps, up 47% for games – gpgmail

With the App Store’s big makeover in fall 2017, Apple attempted to shift consumers’ attention away from the Top Charts and more towards editorial content. But app developers still want to make it to the No. 1 position. According to new research from app store intelligence firm Sensor Tower, it’s become easier for non-game apps […]

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Google denies reports of unannounced changes to Android app review process – gpgmail

Multiple reports this week claimed Google had quietly rolled out a more in-depth app review process to all developers — changes designed to keep the Play Store safer from spam, malware, and copycat apps. Those reports are inaccurate, Google tells gpgmail. Instead, the company is giving itself more time to review apps from new, unestablished […]

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8 million Android users tricked into downloading 85 adware apps from Google Play – gpgmail

Dozens of Android adware apps disguised as photo editing apps and games have been caught serving ads that would take over users’ screens as part of a fraudulent money-making scheme. Security firm Trend Micro said it found 85 individual apps downloaded more than eight million times from the Google Play — all of which have […]

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Facebook sues two app developers for click injection ad fraud – gpgmail

Facebook has filed lawsuits against two app developers accused of generating fraudulent revenue using the social media giant’s advertising platform. The company announced the legal action in a blog post Tuesday. “The developers made apps available on the Google Play store to infect their users’ phones with malware,” said Jessica Romero, director of platform enforcement […]

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