Google removes apps that reportedly harvested customers’ information — listed below are the offenders



Google has eliminated a number of apps utilized by over 50 million customers from the Play Retailer after studying that the purposes in query have been harvesting customers’ private info. Researchers Joel Reardon (College of Calgary) and Serge Egelman (UC Berkeley) found the malicious code in dozens of apps harvesting customers’ exact location, telephone numbers, and e-mail accounts. 

Reardon and Egelman reported (through Endgadget) their findings to federal regulators and Google, which led to the corporate eradicating the apps from the Play Retailer. It has been reported that Measurement Methods is the corporate answerable for the code and is linked to protection contractors that present cyber-intelligence to US nationwide safety companies. 

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