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

6 days 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

6 days 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

6 days 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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Google's Pixel camera app to receive external mic support

Google's Pixel camera app to receive external mic support

Google's Pixel phones may be known for their incredible photo and video-taking prowess, but audio recording is one area in which the handset range could stand to see a little... Read more ...

Facebook Messenger Unsend Option Possibly Being Developed

Facebook Messenger Unsend Option Possibly Being Developed

There are some chat apps that allow you to unsend a message a few moments after it has been sent. The feature comes in very handy when a message is sent to a person that it's... Read more ...

Today's Apps Gone Free: Bill Assistant, Tiny, Spin Spell and More

Today's Apps Gone Free: Bill Assistant, Tiny, Spin Spell and More

Pay bills on time, record and share your babys heartbeat, and learn to spell with todays collection of apps and games. All app prices are subject to change at any time and... Read more ...

Apple has started collecting data for Maps on foot using a specially...

Apple has started collecting data for Maps on foot using a specially equipped backpack

Photos taken by a bystander show that for what is believed to be the first time ever, Apple is collecting data for the Maps app on foot. One person was spotted in San Francisco... Read more ...

Today's Apps Gone Free: Bill Assistant, Tiny, Spin Spell and More

Today's Apps Gone Free: Bill Assistant, Tiny, Spin Spell and More

Pay bills on time, record and share your baby's heartbeat, and learn to spell with today's collection of apps and games. All app prices are subject to change at any time and... Read more ...

Wingnut AR Pest Control shows augmented reality can be silly

Wingnut AR Pest Control shows augmented reality can be silly

Wingnut AR showed off its first augmented reality app for the Magic Leap One Creator Edition. It was a pretty wacky game, as you might expect from the creative minds at Peter... Read more ...

Pixel Camera App To Support External Mics Soon

Pixel Camera App To Support External Mics Soon

Google's Pixel smartphones don't support external microphones in the default camera app. This omission has irked many users who have picked up a Pixel handset precisely for its... Read more ...

Google rebrands AR Stickers as Playground

Google rebrands AR Stickers as Playground

Google announced this week that its AR Stickers feature, which can be found inside the Pixel's camera app, is being rebranded as Playground. Along with the rebrand they'll be... Read more ...

Google to add new Explore UI to Chrome for Android

Google to add new Explore UI to Chrome for Android

Google Chrome will soon receive a brand new Explore feature on Android devices, as development for the new UI is in full swing. The new Explore tab for Chrome is currently... Read more ...

Today's Apps Gone Free: Water++, Mystery of Blackthorn Castle, Color Dots...

Today's Apps Gone Free: Water++, Mystery of Blackthorn Castle, Color Dots and More

Stay hydrated, search for lost treasure, and pop the dots with todays collection of apps and games. All app prices are subject to change at any time and without notice... Read more ...