Google collects data on Android users' locations when location services are turned off, report says

A new report shows that Google has been accessing data about Android users’ locations, even when the user believes that the data is being kept private.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/11/21/google-collects-data-on-android-users-locations-when-location-services-are-turned-off-report-says.html

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Which Is Best for You: iPhone 8, iPhone X or Galaxy S8?


Apple’s iPhone and Google’s Android operating system hit the marketplace one decade ago. Ten years later, there’s still plenty of debate over which is better. I’ve lately been asked which of three new flagship phones is better: Apple’s iPhone 8, its iPhone X, or Samsung’s new Galaxy S8, which runs Google Android? Smartphones have gone through some remarkable changes over the years. How do you determine which is best for you today? First, these are all excellent smartphones that have redefined leadership in the sector.

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Eavesdropper bug exposes millions of texts, calls

A recently discovered vulnerability affecting almost 700 iOS and Android apps has exposed millions of text messages, calls, and voice recordings, researchers at enterprise mobile threat protection firm Appthority warned Thursday.

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Sneaky fake WhatsApp app attracts more than 1 million downloads

Over a million Android users may have been duped into downloading a fake WhatsApp product on Google Play, thanks to a character space.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/11/06/sneaky-fake-whatsapp-app-attracts-more-than-1-million-downloads.html

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New Android malware can secretly steal your credit card data, calls and texts

At this point, we assume that most savvy Android users know to be on the lookout for suspicious apps and download prompts, but even as smartphone users become more aware of the risks of downloading apps, the creators of the most vicious malware have adapted by releasing increasingly subtle Trojans that can do a great deal of damage behind the scenes without alerting the user.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/08/18/new-android-malware-can-secretly-steal-your-credit-card-data-calls-and-texts.html

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Amazon working on 'Anytime' messaging app, reports say

Amazon Anytime may work across iPhone and Android devices, desktops, and even smartwatches like the Apple Watch, and support many popular messaging features.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/07/18/amazon-working-on-anytime-messaging-app-reports-say.html

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iPhone still world's most popular smartphone ahead of iPhone 8

Android may still dominate iOS when it comes to platform market share, but when we look at the smartphone market on a device by device basis, the most popular smartphone remains Apple’s iPhone 7.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/05/10/iphone-still-worlds-most-popular-smartphone-ahead-iphone-8.html

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Samsung’s Tizen OS may be overrun with security flaws

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Samsung has long had an in-house mobile platform called Tizen as a backup plan if Android ever becomes a problem. However, a new report claims that Samsung’s Tizen OS is riddled with serious security flaws.

The post Samsung’s Tizen OS may be overrun with security flaws appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/mobile/247043-samsungs-tizen-os-may-overrun-bugs?source=Computing

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Latest WikiLeaks docs show how the CIA hacked iPhones and MacBooks

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The last round of leaks covered the covert tools used by the CIA to exploit Android, Windows, and other platforms. This time it’s Apple’s turn in the spotlight.

The post Latest WikiLeaks docs show how the CIA hacked iPhones and MacBooks appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/246425-latest-wikileaks-docs-show-cia-hacked-iphones-macbooks?source=Computing

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Android is set to overtake Windows as most used operating system

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Microsoft Windows holds the slimmest of margins over Android, and they could trade positions very soon if current trends continue.

The post Android is set to overtake Windows as most used operating system appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/mobile/245641-android-set-overtake-windows-used-operating-system?source=Computing

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Trump's Not the Only One With a Phone Security Problem


Is your Android phone secure? President Donald Trump’s favorite smartphone reportedly is an older Android device. Security concerns flared recently, following indications that he sent some tweets from it. Of course, the president has been given a special secure device, but it’s not clear whether he is using it. My question is, if the president is not secure using an ordinary phone for his primary wireless communications… are any of us? This is the same security dilemma President Obama faced when he took office eight years ago.

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