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Google just banned dozens of Android apps that secretly stole data

April 7th, 2022

Google banned dozens of apps from the Google Play store after discovering that they were secretly harvesting data, The Wall Street Journal reports. According to WSJ, the Panama-based company Measurement Systems S. de R.L. wrote the code that appeared in those apps. That code linked back to a US defense contractor “that does cyberintelligence, network-defense …

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Google just made a huge change to the way people pay for apps in this country

November 4th, 2021

The fees that digital stores collect for selling mobile apps on iPhone and Android are a hot topic for developers, regulators, and even consumers. Many have decried the standard 30% cut for apps, subscriptions, and in-app purchases (IAP) over the years. And Apple and Google eventually made some changes to the commission structures. The biggest …

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How to install Android apps from Google Play on Windows 11

October 28th, 2021

Microsoft’s Windows 11 is now out, which means you can install it on compatible devices as well as PCs that don’t pass the hardware check. You can also take advantage of the best Windows 11 features, like running the same Android apps that you use on your phone. And it looks like you can install …

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Google made a huge change to its Play store subscription fees

October 22nd, 2021

While most app-related antitrust talks focus on Apple, Google is in the same boat. The two tech giants operate similar digital stores, with similar rules governing them. Also, the taxation system is similar between the App Store and Google Play. That’s why developers like Epic Games are fighting both Apple and Google, looking for meaningful …

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Consumer advocates file FTC complaint over Google Play Store marketing to kids

December 19th, 2018

Apps available for download in Google’s Play Store marketplace frequently expose kids to content that’s inappropriate and even trick some youngsters into unwittingly making in-app purchases. That’s according to a complaint that a collection of consumer and privacy advocates has filed today with the FTC. The complaint calls for the FTC to “investigate whether Google …