Some URL shortener services distribute Android malware, including banking or SMS trojans

On iOS we have seen link shortener services pushing spam calendar files to victims’ devices.

We hope you already know that you shouldn’t click on just any URLs. You might be sent one in a message; somebody might insert one under a social media post or you could be provided with one on basically any website. Users or websites providing these links might use URL shortener services. These are used to shorten long URLs, hide original domain names, view analytics about the devices of visitors, or in some cases even monetize their clicks.

Monetization means that when someone clicks on

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Google’s ‘Android Company Essentials’ is geared for SMBs

Expanding organization adoption of Android gadgets has been a extensive-managing initiative for Google. The enterprise is now supplying its have mobile management company with Android Enterprise Necessities that is catered towards small and medium-sized firms. 

Update 6/22/21: Android Organization Necessities is now usually out there in additional nations. Adhering to the US and United kingdom, Google has introduced in Japan, France, and Germany with much more “coming soon.”

Essentials is now available by a wider community of resellers. We’re pleased to welcome The Barcode Warehouse and Telserve in the U.K. LDLC Pro, DAMS and Saphelec in France Brodos and

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Google will prohibit use of Android Promoting ID to opted-in buyers

Sundar Pichai, senior vice president of Android, Chrome and Applications for Google Inc., speaks in the course of the Google I/O Yearly Developers Conference in San Francisco, California, U.S., on Wednesday, June 25, 2014.

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Google is tightening its privacy tactics that could make it more difficult for businesses to monitor people on Android phones and tablets.

Google by now makes it possible for Android buyers to decide-out of individualized adverts. But even if consumers do that, application developers may possibly continue to entry the user’s Promotion ID, a exceptional string of

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Google makes little Android advertising and marketing concession in wake of iOS 14.5

Right after Apple shook up the advertising marketplace by demanding users to decide-in to ad monitoring in iOS 14.5, Google—the world’s most important ad company—is announcing a little concession for advertising on Android. Setting up in late 2021, Google will commence to roll out a aspect that would make Android’s years-old advertising choose-out checkbox a lot less very likely to be bypassed by apps.

Android's ad-tracking opt-out checkbox.
Enlarge / Android’s advertisement-tracking decide-out checkbox.

Ron Amadeo

Android has provided an promoting decide-out possibility for many years, and the interface isn’t going to appear to be shifting. Buried in the settings (System Options -Google

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