google play

Hacking

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.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
Riccardo Coluccini
3.29.19
sex work

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.
Samantha Cole
2.20.19
cybersecurity

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.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
12.11.18
BABY!

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.
Michael Kwet
Sean O’Brien
12.14.17
Stay Vigilant

66 Percent of Popular Android Cryptocurrency Apps Don't Use Encryption

After analysis, 94 percent had "at least three" medium-risk vulnerabilities.
Jordan Pearson
11.29.17
malware

20 Percent of Mobile Cryptocurrency Malware Attacks Are In the US

And infection rates could rise.
Jordan Pearson
11.9.17
The VICE Guide to Right Now Podcast

VICE Has a New Daily Podcast

We'll be running through the day's biggest stories and interviewing VICE reporters on 'The VICE Guide to Right Now.'
VICE Staff
10.11.17
free play

Get Planting in This 'Threes'-Like Puzzle Game

'Topsoil' is a simple, cozy puzzler with charm.
Janine Hawkins
5.10.17
News

The Fiji Government Backed an App That Claims to Defy Physics

This is very, very strange.
Jordan Pearson
12.2.16
Music

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?
Kara Weisenstein
9.30.16
Features

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.
Vijith Assar
3.22.16
News

FTC Warns 12 Android Developers to Stop Eavesdropping on Unwitting Users

The trade watchdog has warned developers to stop quietly tracking users.
Jordan Pearson
3.17.16
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