Study finds over 2,000 dangerous apps on Google Play Store, some are famous

24 June 2019
The study includes over 1 million apps.

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Facebook is the worst app in terms of #privacy. SMH.

#deletefacebook #fakebook

Anonymous, 25 Jun 2019Already knew, especially those with fake screenshots and reviews. Screen shots by accident, or spying.... that is the question you pose... even though you flat assert that unwanted screen shots are by design. I hope like hell you are wrong... but I can not prove the opposite of your view.

Anonymous, 25 Jun 2019Google Play services is the biggest Spyware How sweet of them.

CptPower, 25 Jun 2019Yup but even with risking of giving data to someone ese som... moreDepends on the data taken.

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Anonymous, 26 Jun 2019Spot on assessment That is not right. Apple reviews each app individually, whereas google doesn't.
So malware apps which can pass google's checks will not make it past Apple's checks.

Anonymous, 26 Jun 2019Spot on assessment Hmmmm???

try this: https://gizmodo.com/a-guide-to-using-android-without-selling-your-soul-to-g-1827875582. there are more similar. personally i'm using a microsoft like set-up as in looks, launcher, apps... couple of apps from amazon too, no account with google or anybody else. true, I have in all less than 20 apps on my phone :)

Anonymous, 25 Jun 2019You are comparing to the wrong thing. Trying comparing the ... moreSorry but I am not comparing Google and iPhone but the worldwide sales of smartphones which iPhone only ranked 3rd spot. Ciao!

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pseudonym, 25 Jun 2019@Finophile, What you say makes sense, of course. But, addit... moreExactly, a firewall is The only thing blocking access which can be installed on Android. Good luck with that on IOS. Plus there are modded apps with disabled analytics which can be installed on Android.

  • Anonymous

CptPower, 25 Jun 2019They are the same whats on Android is on IOS as well. Onk... moreSpot on assessment

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Some of the app are already removed.
And some of the apps are already republished on app store like famous Peel remote https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=tv.peel.remote

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Anonymous, 25 Jun 2019anyone experience full screen pop out ads after turn on you... moreit could be you have installed a third party app that is doing it, I have experienced this and I uninstall the app but if its not then could be your system UI.

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sr777, 25 Jun 2019Google should add an option to flag apps for unnecessary/ex... moreand then you're app wont work since permission was blocked. 0_o

Walter C. Dornez, 25 Jun 2019Exactly. That's why it's always smart to look at the review... moreYup but even with risking of giving data to someone ese some games are worthy to download and play.

CptPower, 25 Jun 2019Temple run is available in IOS store and as far as i know i... moreExactly. That's why it's always smart to look at the reviews and description to tell if it's the real deal or take

Finophile, 25 Jun 2019why can't the user just figure that out for themslves? Oh,... more@Finophile, What you say makes sense, of course. But, additionally, all an app needs is network access, which the vast majority of apps have. With network access, an app may potentially send unauthorized information to, and receive from, a location somewhere without the user's express knowledge.

  • Anonymous

I don't download any app from china

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CptPower, 25 Jun 2019With custom OS which you can instal in almost every phone i... moreApple is less secure than you think since CIA and FPI can’t even unlock lol.


The FBI Has Successfully Unlocked The iPhone Without Apple's Help. The high-profile public and legal dispute between the government and Apple is officially over after the FBI managed to unlock the iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino terrorists without Apple's help.Mar 28, 2016.

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CptPower, 25 Jun 2019Man when comes to dangerous apps apple is even worse. Many... moreLMFAO..care to share where you got your information from? Or are you sprouting lies as usual? Your hatred towards Apple knows no bounds. It's absolutely comical.

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Anonymous, 25 Jun 2019anyone experience full screen pop out ads after turn on you... moreI used to get full screen popup ad's because of samsung's default app 'peel smart remote' which had turned to an AD nightmare after a few years. Try deleting some apps, that might solve your problem. Apparently even the default ones can't be trusted.