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Millions of web surfers are being targeted by a single malvertising group

Enlarge Getty Images Hackers have compromised more than 120 ad servers over the past year in an ongoing campaign that displays malicious advertisements on tens of millions, if not hundreds of millions, of devices as they visit sites that, by all outward appearances, are benign. Malvertising is the practice of delivering ads to people as …

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Android sends 20x more data to Google than iOS sends to Apple, study says

Enlarge / Insomnia people and mobile-addiction concepts. Getty Images Whether you have an iPhone or an Android device, it’s continuously sending data including your location, phone number, and local network details to Apple or Google. Now, a researcher has provided a side-by-side comparison that suggests that, while both iOS and Android collect handset data around …

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Facebook shuts down hackers who infected iOS and Android devices

Enlarge Getty Images Facebook said it has disrupted a hacking operation that used the social media platform to spread iOS and Android malware that spied on Uyghur people from the Xinjiang region of China. Malware for both mobile OSes had advanced capabilities that could steal just about anything stored on an infected device. The hackers, …

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“Expert” hackers used 11 zerodays to infect Windows, iOS, and Android users

Enlarge Getty Images A team of advanced hackers exploited no fewer than 11 zeroday vulnerabilities in a nine-month campaign that used compromised websites to infect fully patched devices running Windows, iOS, and Android, a Google researcher said. Using novel exploitation and obfuscation techniques, a mastery of a wide range of vulnerability types, and a complex …

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Google undercuts Apple with new 15% revenue share for Play apps

Enlarge / The logo for Google’s app and content marketplace, Google Play. Google Play Today, Google announced a major change to the revenue-sharing structure of Google Play apps—one that could significantly alter the fortunes of independent developers or small companies who rely on the Android platform’s app store for revenue. Starting on July 1, Google …

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Google Maps introduces a way for users to add and edit roads (again)

This is the road editing tool Google plans to introduce. Google This is the interface for adding photo updates to places in Google Maps. Google Google plans to introduce a new feature to Google Maps that will allow users to draw missing roads directly on the map, ostensibly improving the service’s coverage in some areas …

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Google’s predictive ‘Smart Compose’ is coming to chat apps in Pixel phones

Google kicked off a cycle of updates that started around the time it dropped the first Android 12 developer preview last week. Since then, it announced a bunch of new features for Android devices, and today it’s sharing a few more improvements coming to Pixel phones. These features appear to be rolling out now, and …

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‘Terraria’ will hit Stadia after all

Terraria will come out Stadia after all. In a state of the game post spotted by Android Police, developer Re-Logic said it had resumed work on the port after settling its differences with Google. “After a month of pushing (and with the immense support of our fans), Google finally reached out and was able to …

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Steam’s Remote Play Together feature now works without an account

Valve is expanding Steam’s Remote Play Together feature to let just about anyone play games with you, even if they don’t have a Steam account. Your friend will need to install the Steam Link app but they won’t have to sign up.  For now, you’ll need to be running the Steam Client Beta to use …

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Android users now have an easy way to check the security of their passwords

Enlarge Getty Images Google is adding its password checkup feature to Android, making the mobile OS the latest company offering to give users an easy way to check if the passcodes they’re using have been compromised. Password Checkup works by checking credentials entered into apps against a list of billions of credentials compromised in the …

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