Apple and Google block NHS Covid app update over privacy breaches | Coronavirus

Ministers have paused a planned update to the NHS Covid-19 app after Apple and Google blocked it from their stores over privacy violations. The app, which aids contact tracing in England and Wales, uses technology built by the Silicon Valley companies to track interactions between users with their bluetooth signals Continue Reading

Malicious code in APKPure app- Tempemail

Recently, we’ve found malicious code in version 3.17.18 of the official client of the APKPure app store. The app is not on Google Play, but it is itself a quite a popular app store around the world. Most likely, its infection is a repeat of the CamScanner incident, when the Continue Reading

Instagram is building an app for kids – here’s what you need to know- Tempemail

Social media was not built with children in mind. Facebook was originally made for college kids, Instagram stemmed from its founder’s love of bourbon, and YouTube started as a video dating site. But teens are active on social media, and many children under 13 already have online social lives. They Continue Reading

Hackers Infecting Apple App Developers With Trojanized Xcode Projects – Tempemail

Cybersecurity researchers on Thursday disclosed a new attack wherein threat actors are leveraging Xcode as an attack vector to compromise Apple platform developers with a backdoor, adding to a growing trend that involves targeting developers and researchers with malicious attacks. Dubbed “XcodeSpy,” the trojanized Xcode project is a tainted version Continue Reading

Google to slash app store fees by half for developers’ first US$1m in sales | Google

Google will slash the fee it takes from Android app developers in the Google Play store by half following a similar move by Apple last year, as the two companies face legal challenges over the fees. The company announced the move, which will take effect from July, in a blog Continue Reading

Move over, Deep Nostalgia, this AI app can make Kim Jong-un sing I Will Survive | Technology

If you’ve ever wanted to know what it might be like to see Kim Jong-un let loose at karaoke, your wish has been granted, thanks to an app that lets users turn photographs of anyone – or anything remotely resembling a face – into uncanny AI-powered videos of them lip Continue Reading

Apple and Google face new antitrust battle over Arizona app store bill | Apple

A controversial Arizona bill that addresses the fees technology companies like Apple and Google charge app developers is raising new antitrust challenges for embattled US tech giants. The bill – which passed the Arizona state house last week and now will move to the state’s senate – would require Apple Continue Reading

UK regulator to investigate Apple over ‘unfair’ App Store terms | Apps

Britain’s competition regulator has opened an investigation into Apple over claims the company is using its control over the App Store to impose “unfair and anti-competitive” terms on app developers. The Competition and Markets Authority announced the investigation on Thursday morning. It says it decided to investigate based on its Continue Reading

Clubhouse chatroom app closes down site rebroadcasting content | Internet

Clubhouse, the audio-chatroom app that has emerged as the latest craze to consume Silicon Valley, has shut down a site that was rebroadcasting the platform’s content, renewing concerns over the service’s ability to provide security and privacy for its users. The app, currently available only on iPhones, allows users to Continue Reading

UK’s Ordnance Survey to launch mapping app in Australia | Ordnance Survey

Ordnance Survey, the UK’s national mapping agency, is eyeing an international expansion as it launches its first app in Australia. In the UK, OS Maps was first released in 2016. The free app, aimed at walkers, cyclists, and campers, lets users plot detailed walking, running and cycling routes, and also Continue Reading