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Android users duped into downloading adware apps 8 million times

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Android users need to exercise some caution when downloading apps on the Google Play store.

Cyber security firm Trend Micro recently found 85 different apps for Android phones that are actually adware apps in disguise. These sneaky camera and game apps were downloaded more than 8 million times in total.

The apps, which have been removed from the Google Play store after Trend Micro shared its findings with Google, would push out screen-covering, unskippable ads over the phone’s home screen,…

Android users duped into downloading adware apps 8 million times

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Android users need to exercise some caution when downloading apps on the Google Play store.

Cyber security firm Trend Micro recently found 85 different apps for Android phones that are actually adware apps in disguise. These sneaky camera and game apps were downloaded more than 8 million times in total.

The apps, which have been removed from the Google Play store after Trend Micro shared its findings with Google, would push out screen-covering, unskippable ads over the phone’s home screen,…

Android users duped into downloading adware apps 8 million times

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Android users need to exercise some caution when downloading apps on the Google Play store.

Cyber security firm Trend Micro recently found 85 different apps for Android phones that are actually adware apps in disguise. These sneaky camera and game apps were downloaded more than 8 million times in total.

The apps, which have been removed from the Google Play store after Trend Micro shared its findings with Google, would push out screen-covering, unskippable ads over the phone’s home screen,…

Lefties are going to love Samsung’s Galaxy Note 10

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Samsung’s Galaxy Note 10 and 10+ don’t come out until Aug. 23, but we have the bigger phone — literally in our hands — in the enchanting Aura Glow color, and within seconds of unboxing it we can already definitively tell you there’s gonna be a learning curve.

It’s not the removal of the headphone jack or the S-Pen’s new air gesture controls that’s bothering us, but the power button. It’s moved from the usual right side of the phone to the left, below the volume rocker.

As a righty, I…

How to block and reduce robocalls without using data-harvesting third-party apps

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Robocalls are a menace to modern society. So you resort to a third-party app to block them and all’s well, right? Actually, no.

As it turns out, many popular robocall-blocking apps such as TrapCall and Truecaller don’t have your best interests in mind.

According to TechCrunch and Dan Hastings, a security researcher at NCC Group, many top robocall-blocking apps share your phone number with analytics firms and uploading device information such as device type and software version to companies…

How to block and reduce robocalls without using data-harvesting third-party apps

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Robocalls are a menace to modern society. So you resort to a third-party app to block them and all’s well, right? Actually, no.

As it turns out, many popular robocall-blocking apps such as TrapCall and Truecaller don’t have your best interests in mind.

According to TechCrunch and Dan Hastings, a security researcher at NCC Group, many top robocall-blocking apps share your phone number with analytics firms and uploading device information such as device type and software version to companies…

Google implements augmented reality in Maps

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The feature is rolling out on Pixel phones after previously being available to some Local Guides. Currently, there’s no word as to when it will be available on other Android phones or iOS.

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Samsung’s Galaxy Note 10 pushes all-screen phones to their inevitable limits

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The wait is over. Samsung’s Galaxy Note 10 is official and, no, it doesn’t have a headphone jack.

But before I get to why Samsung killed the classic audio port on the Note 10, I’d like to clarify that the new phone isn’t a single device, but two: a 6.3-inch Note 10 and 6.8-inch Note 10+.

Samsung’s always billed the Galaxy Note as its biggest and most cutting edge smartphone — a device for power users built with productivity in mind — and the two Note 10s are no different.

The new Android

Facebook sues app developer over malware-filled ‘antivirus’ app

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Facebook is going after more shady app developers for abusing its platform.

The social media company filed a lawsuit against two app developers it says used malware-ridden Android apps to engage in “click injection fraud.” According to Facebook, the developer used malware embedded in its Android apps to fake clicks on ads to make money off unsuspecting users who downloaded their apps.

This lawsuit is the latest example of Facebook aggressively pursuing shady app developers who break its…

Facebook sues app developer over malware-filled ‘antivirus’ app

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Facebook is going after more shady app developers for abusing its platform.

The social media company filed a lawsuit against two app developers it says used malware-ridden Android apps to engage in “click injection fraud.” According to Facebook, the developer used malware embedded in its Android apps to fake clicks on ads to make money off unsuspecting users who downloaded their apps.

This lawsuit is the latest example of Facebook aggressively pursuing shady app developers who break its…