Study shows limited control over privacy breaches by pre-installed Android apps

MADRID/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – An independent study lead by an academic group in Spain has shown that what personal information can be collected by pre-installed programs on new Android mobile devices is expansive and faces little oversight. The investigation by the public Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, IMDEA Networks Institute and Stony Brook University looked at apps pre-installed on Android […]

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How to mute WhatsApp group chats on iPhone and Android – and save your sanity

Whether you’re shooting the breeze with your friends, planning your weekend football game or exchanging childcare tips with your NCT group, WhatsApp is arguably the best app in the world for having group conversations Anyone can create a group and add as many people as they like. Members can then pitch in with their own comments, photos and videos, or […]

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Facebook redesign will make playing games on the app much easier

If you love playing games on Facebook, the platform’s latest redesign will come as music to your ears. Facebook has announced that it’s rolling out a dedicated Facebook Gaming tab in the main navigation bar, where users can discover, play and share games. In a blog about the update, Vijaye Raji, VP of Gaming at Facebook, said: “The centerpiece of […]

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Tech review: Oppo R17 Pro impresses with fast-charging feature

Oppo’s new R17 Pro smartphone is a bit of an oddball. It boasts some of the latest innovations in the industry, such as an in-display fingerprint sensor and a super-fast charging feature. Yet its processor is an upper mid-tier Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 chip that slots between the flagship Snapdragon 845 and the mid-range Snapdragon 670. Other typical flagship smartphone features […]

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Thousands of Android apps track everything you do — and you can’t stop it

New research out of the International Computer Science Institute in California has turned up a worrisome finding: About 17,000 Android apps have apparently been not only tracking your activity over the long-term (even in instances where users make it clear they don’t want that), but they’ve also been creating a permanent record on your device of every single thing you […]

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WhatsApp update will make it much easier to send Stickers to your friends

It’s one of the most creative features on WhatsApp, but until now, users have been slightly limited about which Stickers they can send. Thankfully, that’s set to change with the latest WhatsApp update. The update, which was spotted by WABetaInfo , will allow third-party keyboards to be integrated within the app, providing access to more Stickers. The first keyboard app […]

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