Google deletes another 25 Android apps caught stealing user data, including Facebook credentials.
We tell our clients and colleagues on a regular basis, “know your tech.” This is especially important for smart phones. One of the key reasons that wireless network providers or carriers, avoided an open ecosystem, loading just any mobile app on your phone, for so many years, was that your data and activities were not secure.
Now that we have a world where any old app or service can be loaded on your phone, and it has IP address, and they can record your every movement and moment, it’s especially important to know exactly what the apps you use on those devices are doing.
Apple iOS is not immune, I recently found an app secretly collecting 12-14 GB worth of data on my phone. More on what’s happening with Android at the link below.
Android Circuit: Samsung’s Hidden Camera, Faster Wireless Charging From OnePlus, The Gaming Phone With A Fan
Taking a look back at seven days of news and headlines across the world of Android, this week’s Android Circuit includes the Galaxy’s hidden camera, Samsung’s curved screen, faster wireless charging from OnePlus, new Nokia PureView delay, the costly Mate Xs, Russia’s smartphone software law extended, and a gaming phone with a fan…
Android Circuit is here to remind you of a few of the many things that have happened around Android in the last week (and you can find the weekly Apple news digest here).
Keep The Note 20 Camera Under Your Screen
Not only is Samsung on course to release the Note 20 in its traditional mid-August slot, it has an innovative answer on where to put the selfie camera. The South Korean manufacturer has no need for punch outs, notches, or pop up famers.
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Never underestimate the power of open source as a concept, a movement, and a tool, not just for technology maturity, but for business. The nature of the concept is such that it challenges the very idea of soft intellectual property as we know it.
We use open source software for so many of our solutions. It’s all over our servers that run businesses here at Edelleye, and all over our desktops. In fact, our founder is responsible for one of the largest open source movement ever, where they opened up one of the world’s most valuable pieces of IP protected software, Symbian OS, the same system that ran the world’s smartphones for over a decade.
We’re taking the important step of open-sourcing some of the most important projects of the Elizabeth Warren campaign for anyone to use.
What we learned from the spy in your pocket.
Data privacy remains a huge issue. The industry remains almost completely unregulated, and the vast majority of people have no idea what data has been collected on them and how it is being used and exploited.
Just keep reading. That is what I tell people who ask me about these topics. The more informed you become, the better. This is a good article on what is happening with all the location data being collected on our phones.
Google Is Taking on Apple’s iMessage with RCS — Here’s How Android’s New Texting Experience Stacks Up
There is a solid prediction in here, and that is that this rich messaging standard will end up being the defacto standard for messaging. It’s not just that some of the same features iPhone users enjoy amongst each other will be there, it’s that those features, and many extensions of rich web functionality will now be interoperable between platforms.
RCS has been promoted by Google as their answer to iMessage and is the backbone behind the new “Chat” features in Android Messages.