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Another 'Minecraft' lesson for kids: Beware of deceitful adware apps

by Joe Warminsky • 2 weeks ago

More than 20 "mods" recently available in the Google Play Store didn't do much for "Minecraft" at all, and instead displayed ads "in an extremely intrusive manner," according to researchers at Kaspersky.

Apple says iOS anti-tracking feature is still on the way, also takes shot at Facebook

by Joe Warminsky • 2 weeks ago

The App Tracking Transparency (ATT) technology will arrive in early 2021, an Apple executive said Thursday while charging that Facebook wants to "collect as much as possible" about users.

TikTok, WeChat survive in US app stores — one with a deal, the other with a judge's help

by Joe Warminsky • 2 months ago

The updates come amid ongoing questions about the White House's alleged national security concerns.

Lame-duck versions of TikTok and WeChat are definitely a problem, security experts say

by Shannon Vavra • 3 months ago

The Trump administration's restrictions on Americans' abilities to update Chinese-owned TikTok and WeChat could degrade user security further, experts say.

Syrian government surveillance campaign turns to spreading malware in coronavirus apps

by Shannon Vavra • 8 months ago

In a long-running surveillance campaign, coronavirus is just the latest disguise for malicious spyware applications.

Google gives the boot to more malware-laden apps posing as games for kids

by Jeff Stone • 10 months ago

The move comes after Google hired three mobile security firms to help it catch Android malware in the Play Store.

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