Researchers Find Google Play Store Apps Were Actually Government Malware
Security researchers have found a new kind of government malware that was hiding in plain sight within apps on Android’s Play Store. And they appear to have uncovered a case of lawful intercept gone wrong.
Google’s New Play Store Rules Are Breaking an App Sex Workers Use to Keep Safe
Ugly Mugs, a UK-based call screening app that helps workers avoid dangerous clients, is at risk for being shut down.
Watch Android Malware Automatically Steal 1,000 Euros From a PayPal Account in Seconds
A new banking malware for Android phones allows criminals to take over control of PayPal and steal money.
The Targets of Mobile Apps: Your Health, Your Ancestors, and Your Baby
Researchers at Yale Privacy Lab analyzed the existence of a hidden economy of trackers packaged into many of the most popular apps in Google Play.
66 Percent of Popular Android Cryptocurrency Apps Don't Use Encryption
After analysis, 94 percent had "at least three" medium-risk vulnerabilities.
20 Percent of Mobile Cryptocurrency Malware Attacks Are In the US
And infection rates could rise.
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Get Planting in This 'Threes'-Like Puzzle Game
'Topsoil' is a simple, cozy puzzler with charm.
The Fiji Government Backed an App That Claims to Defy Physics
This is very, very strange.
Stop What You’re Doing and Watch Bohemian Rhapsody in VR
Brian May from Queen is into VR and is also an astrophysicist. Who knew?
There Is a Subtle Power Struggle for Control of Music Metadata
The word "metadata" requires the presence of another entity to which the data at hand refers. Increasingly, it now points toward the listener instead of toward whatever they're listening to.
FTC Warns 12 Android Developers to Stop Eavesdropping on Unwitting Users
The trade watchdog has warned developers to stop quietly tracking users.