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Google purges 24 malware-ridden apps that were downloaded 500,000 times

Android just can’t seem to shake off its malware issues. A new malware campaign targeting Android has been found to engage in ad fraud at least since early June 2019. The findings, disclosed by cybersecurity firm CSIS Security Group, reveal that the malware — called Joker — is designed to surreptitiously sign users up for premium …

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Facebook purges 800 political spam Pages, accounts from its platform

In its latest salvo against misleading political spam accounts, Facebook announced Thursday that it had removed 559 Pages and 251 accounts from its platform for creating inauthentic activity motivated by profit. Facebook removed Pages, groups and accounts that that were found to be created solely to stir up political debate from the U.S., Middle East, …

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Barry Schwartz Barry Schwartz is Search Engine Land’s News Editor and owns RustyBrick, a NY based web consulting firm. He also runs Search Engine Roundtable, a popular search blog on very advanced SEM topics. Barry can be followed on social media at @rustybrick, +BarrySchwartz and Facebook. For more background information on Barry, see his full bio and …

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