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"Friends don’t let friends get spied on.' – Richard Stallman, President of the Free Software Foundation and longtime advocate of privacy in technology.

Researchers Find Google Play Store Apps were Actually Government Malware and Spyware

Security researchers have found a new kind of government malware that was hiding in plain sight within apps on Android’s Play Store. More than 20 malicious apps went unnoticed by Google over the course of roughly two years.

Experts told Motherboard the operation may have ensnared innocent victims as the spyware appears to have been faulty and poorly targeted. Legal and law enforcement experts told Motherboard the spyware could be illegal.

You can read more in the Motherboard web site at: http://bit.ly/2Wv605t.

Categories: Legal Affairs, Online Privacy & Security

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