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New Play Store policy will help prevent Android call and text data leaks

2 monthes ago   |   By 9to5Google

Google is implementing a new Play Store policy to combat abuse and potential leakage of sensitive call and text logs by third-party developers.
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Google Limiting Android App Permissions After Privacy Debacle

Google Limiting Android App Permissions After Privacy Debacle

2 monthes ago   |   By Android Headlines

In short: Google is limiting some Android app permissions following a privacy gaffe that saw the company potentially compromise up to half a million Google+ users, decide against publicizing the issue for seven months, then disclose it together with the announcement that it's shutting down the consumer version of its struggling social media network earlier today. Moving forward, only default dialer and SMS apps - as well as designated Google Assistant handlers - will be able to access one's call logs and SMS data, with only a few exceptions such as backup tools, VoIP services, smartwatch...
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Google announces Project Strobe to limit third-party access to user data on web, Android

Google announces Project Strobe to limit third-party access to user data on web, Android

2 monthes ago   |   By 9to5Google

Over the past year, privacy has been a big issue in the technology space, as particularly evident by Facebook's Cambridge Analytica scandal. Google earlier this year began a project to analyze third-party developer access in its various services and Android. The issue in Google+ was uncovered as part of Project Strobe, and the company is now taking steps to limit access to user data across all services.
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