Google removed more than a quarter of a million apps a year ago that attempted to deceive users by impersonating famous apps. For 2017, they not only improved on their ability to detect bad apps, they discovered new techniques that help them identify repeat offenders.
Kobo and Walmart in e-reader alliance against Amazon
Walmart, as odd as it may seem at first blush, announced today that it will begin offering ebooks in the U.S. as well. That is likely to boost Kobo's tiny share of the USA e-books market share and turn it into a serious contender.
Bitcoin Continues Its Slide, Falls Below $10K
The sell-off appeared to be sparked by worries over tighter regulation in the key markets of South Korea and China . Bitcoin was fluctuating at around $10,200 on Bitstamp at time of publication on Wednesday.
When it fails, and it will fail sometimes, Google's director of Android security, Adrian Ludwig, explained to ComputerWorld's J.R. Raphael: "The challenge that all detection technology runs into, inclusive of Google Play Protect, is when we see a completely new family coming from a different environment - especially if [the apps] are on the borderline of behavior that might be considered to be potentially harmful and not quite potentially harmful". The US and Germany were kept apart by Taiwan on the App Store and South Korea on Google Play. Yikes. Bad people sure do love them some Android it seems.
The report highlights that Apple continues to lead in terms of app revenue while Google maintains its lead in app download volume.
When you think about it, the fact that so many apps were removed from Google Play is a good thing. Basically, through the use of improved AI, the company has been able to provide more protections for Android users. Tens of thousands of apps featuring inappropriate content like pornography, extreme violence, hate and illegal activities were also pulled.
The majority of deleted apps were copycats, made by developers trying to milk the success of popular apps. A Copycat app is one that tries to impersonate a famous app by using icons that are the same or similar, and by creating the name to be as close as possible to the original with a slight difference or using Unicode characters that look similar.
Rosenstein OK'd surveillance of ex-Trump adviser: GOP memo
The FBI had been tracking Page, who was previously based in Moscow, since 2013, but was never charged with any wrongdoing. No information has publicly emerged, however, that the DOJ or Federal Bureau of Investigation did anything improper.
Saudi prince suspected of corruption released
With a net worth of $17bn, he had also invested in top hotels including the George V (Paris) and the Plaza (New York). He also said he had been well treated in detention, describing rumours of mistreatment as completely false.
WFAN Airing Special Following WWE Royal Rumble
This would also save the heels from taking a credibility killing loss, though obviously there are other ways to accomplish that. Aiden English is a former NXT Tag Team Champion and he's found a nice spot for himself as Rusev's "encouragement specialist".
US : 7.9 Magnitude Earthquake Shook Gulf of Alaska
Alaska's Kodiak Island felt the effects of a 7.9 magnitude quake early Tuesday morning which was recorded 175 miles off shore. At 1:03 a.m., APD answered with another alert: "There is no TSUNAMI Warning for the Anchorage area and Vicinity".
House passes stopgap spending bill, Senate fate uncertain
About a third, 31%, say they would hold the Democrats in Congress responsible, and another 10% say they'd blame all three groups. Lindsey Graham , a Republican from SC threatened to vote against a short-term spending bill, as did Rand Paul of Kentucky.