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Firms Say Your DJI Drone App May Not Be Safe, Google Investigates

4 monthes ago   |   By Android Headlines

Researchers at security firms Synacktiv and Grimm now say that the drone-controlling app, DJI Go 4, may not be safe. In fact, intended for DJI drones after the P4, the app contains several worrying components. At its worst, the app could be used to spy on users and install apps. But it also violates Google Play Store policies and the search giant is now investigating the matter, reports indicate.
The biggest Play Store Policy violation here, according to reports, is that aspects of the app allow the installation of other apps. That's through a self-update feature or dedicated installer...
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Android user data gives Google edge over third-party apps, report says

Android user data gives Google edge over third-party apps, report says

4 monthes ago   |   By Ars Technica

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Google for several years has collected app-usage data collected from Android phones to develop and advance its own competing apps, a new report alleges.
The project, called Android Lockbox, "collects sensitive Android user data" fos use within Google and has been in effect since at least 2013, The Information reports .
An internal team that tracks the worldwide usage of Google's first-party apps "also has used Lockbox data on third-party apps to show executives how Google services were performing compared to rivals," sources told The Information. The data was used earlier this...
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