App Store purge, Androids sending info to China


purgeApple App Store purge underway to clear out outdated, abandoned, misbehaving apps — Earlier this year, Apple said it planned to clean up the Apple App Store by removing outdated, abandoned apps, including those that no longer meet current guidelines or don’t function as intended. The purge is underway, according to new data from Sensor Tower.

Monitoring software on some US Android phones sent text messages, location info to China — Pre-installed software on some Android phones from a developer contracted to develop the software for an undisclosed Chinese manufacturer sends the contents of text messages composed on the device, in addition to other user metadata, to a server in China.