Most health apps engage in unhealthy data‑harvesting habits

Most medical and fitness apps in Google Play have tracking capabilities enabled and their data collection practices aren’t transparent. As many as 88 percent of almost 21,000 mobile health (mHealth) applications that are accessible on the Google Play Store from Australia include code that can access and even share users’ personal data with third parties, … More Most health apps engage in unhealthy data‑harvesting habits

Hundreds of suspected criminals arrested after being tricked into using FBI‑run chat app

Law enforcement around the world used a messaging app called AN0M to monitor the communications of alleged criminals. The Australian Federal Police (AFP), the United States’ Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and other law enforcement agencies from 16 countries recently led a global crime bust that resulted in the arrests of more than 800 alleged … More Hundreds of suspected criminals arrested after being tricked into using FBI‑run chat app

Android 12 will give you more control over how much data you share with apps

An all-new privacy dashboard and better location, microphone and camera controls are all aimed at curbing apps’ data-slurping habits. With the upcoming official release of Android 12, Google has outlined a range of security and privacy improvements that users can expect to experience once the new version of the mobile operating system is launched. Android’s new iteration … More Android 12 will give you more control over how much data you share with apps

Take action now – FluBot malware may be on its way

Why FluBot is a major threat for Android users, how to avoid falling victim, and how to get rid of the malware if your device has already been compromised. Android malware known as FluBot is continuing to cause mayhem across some European countries, and there is speculation that the threat actors behind it may decide … More Take action now – FluBot malware may be on its way

1 million risky apps rejected or removed from Apple’s App Store in 2020

Apple also claims to have foiled US$1.5 billion worth of potentially fraudulent transactions. Apple says that it thwarted more than US$1.5 billion in potentially fraudulent transactions and prevented almost a million vulnerable and otherwise risky apps from making their way into the App Store in 2020, according to a new report highlighting the company’s efforts to protect … More 1 million risky apps rejected or removed from Apple’s App Store in 2020