A judge has ruled that Google broke Australian law by misleading users about personal location data collected through Android mobile devices.
Google is looking to develop an anti—tracking feature for Android similar to the one Apple is rolling out with iOS 14.5, according to Bloomberg.
New research has dug into the openings that iOS and Android security provide for anyone with the right tools.
Android apps with hundreds of millions of downloads are vulnerable to attacks that allow malicious apps to steal contacts, login credentials, private messages, and other sensitive information. Security firm Check Point said that the Edge Browser, the XRecorder video and screen recorder, and the PowerDirector video editor are among those affected. The vulnerability actually resides […]
“We recognize that your conversations are private,” says Google. Google is upping the security for at least some of the conversations on its Messages app by adding end-to-end encryption. It will be rolling out end-to-end encryption on Messages, starting with one-on-one conversations between people using the Rich Communication Services-based version of the app. Source: Google […]
The tech giant will give app developers until October 1 to remove stalkerware code from their official online store. Google has announced that it is clamping down on apps containing stalkerware capabilities, defined by the company as “code that transmits personal information off the device without adequate notice or consent and doesn’t display a persistent […]
A number of privacy controls featured in Google’s release of Android 11. Chief among these is the function to allow one-time permissions, or single-use access to the microphone, camera and location permissions, rather than allowing ongoing access after permission is initially granted. In addition, Android now includes “auto-reset” permissions for apps that have remained unused […]
The popular fertility app Premom asks users to upload details about their sexual health to receive personalized, remote analysis to help predict how to get pregnant. But Premom’s app for Android was also collecting a broad swath of data about its users and sharing it without their permission with three Chinese companies focused on advertising. While many […]
Until late last year social video app TikTok was using an extra layer of encryption to conceal a tactic for tracking Android users via the MAC address of their device, which skirted Google’s policies and did not allow users to opt out. Analysis found that this concealed tracking ended in November as U.S. scrutiny of […]
Google “abuses Android OS to obtain a competitive advantage”, according to a lawsuit filed this week alleging that the Alphabet offshoot “secretively monitored and collected users’ sensitive personal data” to develop apps to compete with TikTok, Facebook, and Instagram. The putative class-action suit also alleged that Google was gathering info from TikTok specifically in order […]