Google removes apps that reportedly harvested users’ data

Google has removed several apps used by over 50 million users from the Play Store after learning that the applications in question were harvesting users’ personal information. Researchers Joel Reardon (University of Calgary) and Serge Egelman (UC Berkeley) discovered the malicious code in dozens of apps harvesting users’ precise location, phone numbers, and email accounts. .

Link: Google removes apps that reportedly harvested users’ data
via http://www.laptopmag.com

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