Have you ever downloaded an app from Google Play and suddenly it asks for all sorts of permissions? A friend on Facebook recently downloaded a period tracker app and she was surprised that it needed access to her contact list and photos. In order to placate users who turn to Google for all of their app needs, Google has just released their second annual security report.
Google says that over the last year it has scanned over 6 billion apps every day to scan for malware and other potentially dangerous software. At the same time, Google says it scanned over 400 million devices out in the real world every day to protect users from on-device and network attacks. Chrome was also busy, protecting users with its Safe Browsing feature.
Michael Kozlowski is the Editor in Chief of Good e-Reader. He has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past ten years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times.