GDPR leads to ‘lost generation’ of Android apps
A new, high-quality research paper concludes that Europe's data protection laws have stifled innovation.
According to the paper published this week, the increased data protection requirements of the EU's GDPR have a devastating effect on the introduction of new apps.
The paper, titled 'GDPR ... Read more
Google bans apps with hidden data-harvesting code from the Play Store
Google has removed hundreds of applications from its Google Play store after discovering that they have a software component that collects data covertly.
Measurement Systems S. de R.L., the Panamanian business that produced the malware, is connected to a Virginia defense contractor that offers c... Read more
Microsoft to add support for Android Apps in Windows 11
The Apps are already available in a "public preview"
In 2021, Microsoft announced Windows 11 users would be able to natively access Android apps through a PC-based version of the Amazon Appstore.
In October last year Windows 11 arrived, but access to Android apps on the platform was limited t... Read more
Google sees future in Android tablets, makes hefty investments
Google is recruiting staff to further develop Android tablets and apps. A new job posting underscores that Android tablets play a growing role in Google's strategy.
At the end of 2021, Google announced Android 12L, a special Android 12 version for tablets. During the announcement, Google claimed... Read more
U.S. takes a firm stand against Google’s Play Store monopoly
Thirty-seven total US district and state attorney generals have sued Alphabet's Google. There are several allegations against the tech giant surrounding unlawful preservation of the monopoly of their Play Store.
What are the allegations?
District and state attorney generals across thirty-seve... Read more
Android apps exposed millions of users through misconfigurations
Researchers analyzing Android apps have found profoundly worrying cloud misconfigurations that expose the data of more than 100 million users. Check Point Research published a report on Thursday saying that at least 23 mobile applications have a variety of misconfigurations of third-party cloud ser... Read more
Android apps still exposed to a severe bug that was fixed in April
Security researchers have seen major Android apps vulnerable to a known flaw that gives attackers access to the users' phones and data. According to the research, the apps affected are some of the most used and well-known kind.
The affected apps include Bumble, Grindr, OkCupid, Cisco Teams, Moov... Read more
New ‘Ghimob’ Android Trojan can spy on 153 mobile apps
Security experts have discovered a new malware that can spy and obtain data from 153 Android applications.
According to the report released on Monday by security firm Kaspersky, Ghimob (an Android banking Trojan) is believed to have been developed by the same group that developed Guildma (Astaro... Read more
Hackers stole data for years using backdoors in Google Play apps
Hackers used a backdoor in Google Play for years to steal sensitive data. Researchers from security firm Kaspersky Labs published these results.
Kaspersky's research team discovered at least eight Google Play apps with backdoors dating back to 2018. Based on archive research, the resea... Read more