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Google Expels Spyware From Play Store That Recorded Audio and Took Photos Without Permission

Android users are facing new threats to their privacy with the recent discovery of over a thousand spyware apps on the loose. A security firm found that at least three of these apps—which are capable of covertly taking photos, recording audio, retrieving call logs, and more—were available for download on Google Play.

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Uber and Airbnb Want To Tap Into India’s Massive and Controversial Biometric Database [Updated]

The Indian government spent seven years compiling a national database that includes citizens’ iris scans, fingerprints, addresses, and phone numbers—and now Airbnb, Uber, and India ride-hailing service Ola are all interested in incorporating the system into their services, according to a report from BuzzFeed News.