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  • Mega-Popular Muslim Prayer Apps Were Secretly Harvesting Phone Numbers

    Mega-Popular Muslim Prayer Apps Were Secretly Harvesting Phone Numbers

    Google recently booted over a dozen apps from its Play Store — among them Muslim prayer apps with 10 million-plus downloads, a barcode scanner, and a clock — after researchers discovered secret data-harvesting code hidden within them. Creepier still, the clandestine code was engineered by a company linked to a Virginia defence contractor, which paid…