Google Play’s Data safety section empowers Android users to make informed app choices

Google has been busy. After introducing badges for browser apps, it’s also launched its “nutrition labels” for apps.

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“Ethnicity recognition” tool listed on surveillance camera app store built by fridge-maker’s video analytics startup

A video analytics startup has built an app store for unproven facial recognition tools that can be loaded onto surveillance cameras.

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Duo of Android dropper and payload target certain countries and app users

A yet unnamed Android malware is spotted in Google’s Play Store. After profiling its target, it drops Vultur, a newish RAT.

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Fake Trezor app steals more than $1 million worth of crypto coins

Several users of Trezor, a small hardware device that acts as a cryptocurrency wallet, have lost fortunes after being duped by a phishing app.

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A week in security (November 9 – November 15)

In this week in security (November 9 – November 15), we look at RegretLocker, the future of IoT cybersecurity, and far more.

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300 shades of gray: a look into free mobile VPN apps

Mobile VPN apps are one of the best tools for protecting user privacy. Unfortunately, a notable number of them are deemed unsafe. Read on to find out how to assess the best mobile VPN for you.

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Data and device security for domestic abuse survivors

Many domestic abuse survivors need help before stalkerware strikes. Here, we give basic advice on device security and protecting sensitive data.

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Parental monitoring apps: How do they differ from stalkerware?

What are the differences between stalkerware apps and parental monitoring apps? What is an “acceptable” or “safe” parental monitoring app? And how can a parent know whether they’re downloading a “legitimate” parental monitoring app or instead a stalkerware app merely disguised as a tool for parents?

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