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Google removes 22 Malicious Android apps from Play Store

Google removed 22 android apps from the Google Play Store that showed malicious behavior. These android apps collectively were downloaded 2 million times. The set also includes flashlight app, Sparkle Flashlight that was downloaded over a million times since it was made available on the Play Store virtually a year ago. As per, blog post by antivirus provider Sophos, 19 apps, that were created available from June this year, enclosed from the start a device-draining backdoor that enabled them to download files from a server controlled by an attacker, without not the users information. However, Sparkle Flashlight and two other application were updated in March 2018 to add the backdoor. Google is said to removes all 22 malicious android apps from the Play Store throughout the week of November 25. Andr/Clickr-ad is a well-organized, persistent malware that has the potential to cause serious damage to end users, as well as the entire Android ecosystem, the google blog post reads. T

Google has good news for Android users

Internet search giant Google has supposedly made it a command for all popular Smartphone’s and tablets to get 2 years of Android security updates. As indicated to a report by The Verge, Google's secret demonstrate numerous makers presently have unequivocal commitments about their telephones updated written into their contract with Google. The contract reveals that Google’s Android accomplices determine that they should give “at least 4 security updates” within the first year of the device's launch. In the 2nd year too, security updates are mandated, however, without a specified minimum number of releases. The terms of the agreement are applicable to any gadget launched after January 31, 2018 and has been enacted by more than 100,000 users. Post July 31 2018, the fixing necessities were applied to 75% of a manufacturer’s “security mandatory models.” Starting on January 31, 2019, Google will need that all security compulsory gadgets receive these updates.

Attaching files becomes easier in Gmail

It seems like Google has given special attention to Gmail this year. We’ve many new options returning the wide used emailing platform and also the firm remains not done nevertheless. Now, it has announced one more feature which will build it easier for users to attach files in a mail. Called ‘Compose Actions’, this new functionality comes as a Gmail add on and saves your precious time to change between totally different tabs and attach a file from a third party cloud storage platform. Also Read: H-1B visa tweak may hurt Indian IT firms   Compose Actions build it easy for you to feature attachments, reference records, or brighten up your messages with content from your favorite third-party application right as you draft your message in Gmail, asks Akash Sahney, product manager, Gmail and Chat Platform in a very blog post.

Trump administration asks Google to shun China Search project

US Vice chairman Mike Pence has referred to as on Google to finish its expurgated Chinese search engine the "Dragonfly" project. According to a Wall Street Journal report, Pence in a very speech on Thursday asks American companies must rethink turning over material possession as they expand in China . Google's changed search engine codenamed "Dragonfly" - would strengthen political party censorship and compromise the security of Chinese customers," Pence said. The news regarding Google's decide to build a censored search engine in China skint in August when The Intercept reportable that the search platform would blacklist "sensitive queries" regarding topics together with human rights, democracy , politics , peaceful protest and free speech, triggering internal protests among some Google employees . Also Read: Google has reportedly asked staff to delete China search engine ‘memo’ Two weeks then report, Google chief execu

Google has reportedly asked staff to delete China search engine ‘memo’

Image Source: Google In its bid to suppress a memo revealing data a couple of commit to launch a censored search engine in China , Google has sent an email to staff asking them to delete the sensitive document, the Intercept reported. Authored by a Google engineer accustomed to the project, the memo disclosed that the search system would needs users in China to log in to perform searches. According to the report, the so-called Dragonfly search engine would needs Chinese voters to log in to perform searches, track their physical location , so share all of its knowledge with a Chinese partner company that might presumably share it with the Chinese government. That Chinese company would reportedly be ready to severally add new words to the blacklist of searches to be censored, in keeping with report. Suppress the memo: Google human resources personnel emailed staff who were believed to have possess accessed or saved copies of the memo and ordered them to instan