$1.5 billion in scam mobile payments halted by Apple App Store last year

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The iPhone maker’s online marketplace stood in the way of massive fraudulent charge totals in 2021. The Apple App Store has become a massive online marketplace, and as such, it has had to place careful security measures in place to keep users safe from fraudulent mobile payments. The marketplace handles many billions in transactions each year as its device users shop. The Apple App Store is currently the most lucrative platform developers have for earning profits from their products and services. It also provides solid services to consumers while allowing…

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Google Messages shuts off ads in India due to overwhelming spam

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The rampant problem has forced the tech giant to shut off the RCS ads throughout the country. Users of Google Messages in India have reported that they’ve been receiving an influx of unwanted advertisements recently while using Rich Communication Services (RCS). In response, the company has deployed a strategy to make sure it comes to an end – stopping all ads. Kaori Miyake, a spokesperson for the company, has confirmed that RCS ads have been disabled on Google Messages in India. The move was the fastest way the company could…

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District of Columbia sues Zuckerberg over Cambridge Analytica facial recognition scandal

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Washington DC filed a lawsuit against the Meta CEO, regarding the privacy breach to its users. On Monday, the District of Columbia filed a lawsuit against Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg, aiming to hold him personally liable for the Cambridge Analytica facial recognition company scandal. That scandal involved a privacy breach of the personal data of millions of the social media platform’s users. DC Attorney General Karl Racine filed the civil lawsuit against Mark Zuckerberg in the DC Superior Court. In the filing, it accuses Zuckerberg of having a direct role…

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YouTube Go to shut down in August, bringing offline videos to an end

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Google announced that the app will be brought to an end, recommending that users install the main app. Google recently announced that YouTube Go will be shutting down starting in August 2022, after which point videos will not be available for viewing offline. The company recommended that users download the standard app to stream the videos instead. The YouTube Go lightweight application first launched in 2016. Among its most popular features is the offline viewing as well as nearby sharing. The application was developed with emerging markets in mind. Like…

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Google Play launches app data safety section

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The concept is comparable to the Apple “nutrition labels” it shares about mobile apps. Google Play has announced the official launch of its own privacy data safety labels for apps, comparable to the “nutrition labels” through the Apple App Store. The company stated that it would be rolling out the section on a gradual basis across all users. This privacy data safety feature will roll out ahead of the July 20th deadline developers have been given by which to adequately disclose the information collected by their applications, how it is…

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