Everybody should know by now that downloading apps from Google Play is not as safe as we all would like.
The advent of Google Glass - the Augmented reality, head-mounted display that looks like a pair of glasses (albeit a little more high-tech) and allows users to access information and record everything they see and hear - has people worried about their privacy.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation has released its annual report on online service providers' practices when it comes to protecting users' privacy and data from government access, and it should not come as a total surprise that Verizon and MySpace are at the bottom of the list.
Google has made added a short but very significant clause to its Google Play Developer Program Policies, banning apps downloaded from the official store to "modify, replace or update its own APK binary code using any method other than Google Play's update mechanism." The change is believed to have been provoked by Facebook's update to its official Android app that would allow the company to push out updates for it without going through Google Play and without asking the users' permission.
The recently discovered BadNews Android malware was again discovered lurking on Google Play.
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