Tag Archives: Security

Google Fights Malicious Apps with App Defense Alliance

Google has been pushing to ensure the apps available on the Google Play Store are safe from malware and adware. The company’s latest effort is a partnership with security firms in what they call the App Defense Alliance. This initiative designed to identify and remove apps with hidden adware, subscription scams and more, so developers should ensure that their apps are secure or risk removal.

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App Privacy Concerns and ASO

Over the past few days, social media quickly filled with posts from an app called FaceApp, which uses AI to edit photos of users faces. Just as quickly, users began raising privacy concerns with the app, such as cloud photo storage and unauthorized access to the user’s photo library. Whether or not these fears are founded, it provides a solid example of why apps should be upfront about privacy and security.

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