Open-source spyware bypasses Google Play defenses — twice

Google Play Store continues to attract sketchy Android apps despite its best efforts to vet incoming apps for malware. In a new report published by security firm ESET, researchers have discovered the first known instance of an open-source spyware bypassing the internet giant’s app store vetting process — twice. Radio Balouch — the app in […]

France sticks to its unilateral ‘Google tax’ — even though Trump is pissed

French President, Emmanuel Macron, has started turning up the heat before this weekend’s G7 summit. At a press meeting yesterday, Macron stuck to France’s policy of upping taxes on big tech, calling the system which provides companies with a “permanent tax haven status” simply “crazy,” The Local reports. Europe has been cracking down hard on […]

Google, Apple, and Mozilla won’t budge on Kazakhstan’s sneaky plot to spy on citizens

Google and Mozilla stepped up their efforts to block Kazakhstan’s government from intercepting web traffic within the country. In a joint announcement made today, the two companies said they are deploying a technical solution to prevent the use of ‘Qaznet Trust Network’ root CA certificate in Chrome and Firefox. Apple is also said to be taking similar preventive measures […]

Get Google Analytics-savvy with this $14 course

TLDR: For $13.99, learn how to pass the Google Analytics certification exam on your first try It isn’t enough to know how many people came to your website. No, these days, you need to understand why they came to your website. What led them there? What did they want? Where did they explore — and […]

Project Veritas and ‘whistle-blower’ published bullshit ‘data-leak’ to dox Google employees

Project Veritas, a non-profit conspiracy theory outlet, today dropped the ‘bombshell’ that it’d obtained hundreds of leaked internal documents from a whistle-blower showing Google‘s bias against Conservatives. Unfortunately, as is almost always the case with Project Veritas, the claims are crap. As TNW’s Ravie Lakshmanan pointed out, the documents are probably authentic. I’ve pored over […]