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CamScanner App Injecting Malware On Android Devices

CamScanner, the popular PDF creator app, with 100 million downloads in the Google Play Store, has been compromised. Researchers at Kaspersky announced finding a module within the app that acted as a Trojan Dropper. This potentially allows attackers to remotely download and install malicious programs without a users’ knowledge. The discovery of malware by Kaspersky security researchers, […]

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YouTube Will Reportedly Pay A Fine of $150M – $200M After FTC Probe

Politico reports that Google will be shelling out between $150 and $200 million to settle an FTC regulatory probe into children’s privacy on YouTube. The investigation launched last year following an massive joint appeal from 20 advocacy groups. Who claim YouTube violated the COPPA (Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act) by collecting data of users younger than 13 […]

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Google Is Asking Ad Industry To Develop Privacy Standards Based On User Expectations

On Thursday Google engineers released their vision for the company to bring privacy standards that are more in line with consumer expectations. The new approach, dubbed Privacy Sandbox, hopes to ensure that ads remain relevant for users who are willing to share their data with websites and advertisers. “Over the last couple of weeks, we’ve […]

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YouTube Ending Targeted Ads on Videos Aimed at Kids

Bloomberg reports that YouTube executives are finalizing plans to end “targeted” advertisements on videos kids are likely to watch. This is widely believed to be the result of a Federal Trade Commission investigation into whether YouTube breached the Children’s Online Privacy Act (COPPA). Reportedly the FTC reached a settlement with YouTube, but has not released the terms. […]