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7 Banned Apps You Must Delete From Your Android Phone by TechPlace24(m): 3:18pm On Jul 19
Recently, Google removed several apps from the Google Play Store after discovering they violated the Play Store terms of service and, more importantly, could be used as stalkerware. You know what? that doesn’t mean they’re deleted from your Android device, though, we think its time to remove them.

“Stalkerware” involves giving a third party access to another user’s device, location data, and other sensitive information. These apps often present themselves as “normal” tracking tools for employee activity on company phones or your children’s whereabouts (a moral grey area to begin with), but they can also be used to spy on romantic partners, friends, or roommates.

These apps run afoul of Google’s policies for apps distributed via Google Play: “Surveillance and Commercial Spyware apps are explicitly prohibited on Google Play. Only policy compliant apps exclusively designed and marketed for parental (including family) monitoring or enterprise management may distribute on the Store with tracking and reporting features, provided they fully comply with the requirements described below.”

As part of these requirements, tracking apps must clearly show that they’re active and cannot mislead users about their purpose. In other words, apps that try to hide on a user’s device and send their location data to someone else are a no-go. Security company Avast was responsible for highlighting these seven stalkerware apps to Google.

Below are seven apps which you should remove from your Android device if you see them:

1. Employee Work Spy
2. Mobile Tracking
3. Phone Cell Tracker
4. SMS Tracker
5. Spy Kids Tracker
6. Spy Tracker
7. Track Employees Check Work Phone Online Spy Free.

Lifehacker.com suggest that if you don’t see them, but suspect your movements are being tracked in some fashion, consider performing a factory reset on your device. You’ll have to reinstall your apps—and you’ll want to back up critical data like your photos and videos before you kick off the reset—but it’s the best and easiest way to ensure that hidden apps aren’t tracking your whereabouts. Once you have your new device set up, make sure you’re using a stronger unlocking method so someone can’t get back in and reinstall any tracking tools.

Read More At; http://www.techplace24.com/2019/07/19/banned-apps-you-must-delete-from-your-android-phone/

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Re: 7 Banned Apps You Must Delete From Your Android Phone by NOL2dworld(m): 5:36pm On Jul 19
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Re: 7 Banned Apps You Must Delete From Your Android Phone by namiji2598: 5:36pm On Jul 19
I don't have these apps
1. Employee Work Spy❌
2. Mobile Tracking❌
3. Phone Cell Tracker❌
4. SMS Tracker❌
5. Spy Kids Tracker❌
6. Spy Tracker❌
7. Track Employees Check Work Phone Online Spy❌

But I have these
Live football TV✔️
Freebasics✔️
VLC✔️
WhatsApp ✔️
Twitter✔️l
Lite✔️
Vidmate✔️

cheesy cheesy cheesy

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Re: 7 Banned Apps You Must Delete From Your Android Phone by AroOkigbo(m): 5:36pm On Jul 19
Sometimes we learn on Nairaland despite the seeming tribe-religious acrimony shocked
Reason many of us still visit the site

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Re: 7 Banned Apps You Must Delete From Your Android Phone by Legendguru: 5:37pm On Jul 19
hmmm
Re: 7 Banned Apps You Must Delete From Your Android Phone by KingAzubuike(f): 5:37pm On Jul 19
You all use Facebook , instagram, WhatsApp etc yet u dey complain about FaceApp. Where did you out your head?

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Re: 7 Banned Apps You Must Delete From Your Android Phone by EXLOVER(m): 5:38pm On Jul 19
X3CHURCH don't want to uninstall, I'm tired of watching porn.

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Re: 7 Banned Apps You Must Delete From Your Android Phone by otabuko(m): 5:38pm On Jul 19
When I was chdish, I was a victim of jealousy, I'd have considered using such apps then. But now, I trust Bae to the moon and back.

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Re: 7 Banned Apps You Must Delete From Your Android Phone by Cj4charles(m): 5:38pm On Jul 19
These are Needed apps on phone already

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Re: 7 Banned Apps You Must Delete From Your Android Phone by tidalstorm(m): 5:39pm On Jul 19
@op, how can someone find a hidden app in a phone?

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Re: 7 Banned Apps You Must Delete From Your Android Phone by plumule(m): 5:39pm On Jul 19
I don't even know them to begin with
Re: 7 Banned Apps You Must Delete From Your Android Phone by TroubleMaker47(m): 5:40pm On Jul 19
I love my whatscan
Every man should hv it installed.
That way u can see who ur wife, gf or even daughter chats with, what she sends (pix/videos & messages)
Make u no go carry farm tool do wife!

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Re: 7 Banned Apps You Must Delete From Your Android Phone by AK481(m): 5:40pm On Jul 19
Make I go download them..

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Re: 7 Banned Apps You Must Delete From Your Android Phone by Hotzone(m): 5:40pm On Jul 19
Can u ban open source?
Re: 7 Banned Apps You Must Delete From Your Android Phone by Angy55(f): 5:41pm On Jul 19
Good
Re: 7 Banned Apps You Must Delete From Your Android Phone by islandmoon: 5:46pm On Jul 19
google itself is a stalker-ware , the reason i now use ask.com

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Re: 7 Banned Apps You Must Delete From Your Android Phone by Ogaga87(m): 5:47pm On Jul 19
Sanity indeed, I thought they should have added facebook to it also because the American Senate just fined them huge billion for allowing a company in Britain to have access to users information including those of their friends which they felt had played an impact in their election..

This is why I'm becoming more careful with the way I grant access to apps I download form the play store..


FaceApp dey fear me self to use

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Re: 7 Banned Apps You Must Delete From Your Android Phone by Bustincole(m): 5:47pm On Jul 19
Apple doesnt accept anyhow app on dare OS
Re: 7 Banned Apps You Must Delete From Your Android Phone by Macgyver1: 5:48pm On Jul 19
Who banned them?
Re: 7 Banned Apps You Must Delete From Your Android Phone by Gforce2019: 5:50pm On Jul 19
They are part of dark Apps.
They all have both advantages and disadvantages.
But their disadvantages outweigh the advantages
Re: 7 Banned Apps You Must Delete From Your Android Phone by wifeesnatcher(m): 5:51pm On Jul 19
thanks for the update Op, very educative and informative
Re: 7 Banned Apps You Must Delete From Your Android Phone by ikombe: 5:52pm On Jul 19
Check my signature for how to contact me for your fitness equipment angry

Re: 7 Banned Apps You Must Delete From Your Android Phone by Goahead(m): 5:53pm On Jul 19
namiji2598:
I don't have these appa
1. Employee Work Spy❌
2. Mobile Tracking❌
3. Phone Cell Tracker❌
4. SMS Tracker❌
5. Spy Kids Tracker❌
6. Spy Tracker❌
7. Track Employees Check Work Phone Online Spy❌

But I have thes
Live football TV✔️
Freebasics✔️
VLC✔️
WhatsApp ✔️
Twitter✔️l
Lite✔️

Replace VLC with MX player and be good.

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Re: 7 Banned Apps You Must Delete From Your Android Phone by namiji2598: 5:54pm On Jul 19
Goahead:
Replace VLC with MX player and be good.
I will give it a try...thanks
Re: 7 Banned Apps You Must Delete From Your Android Phone by Benjaniblinks(m): 5:54pm On Jul 19
Na Wa o
Re: 7 Banned Apps You Must Delete From Your Android Phone by Benjaniblinks(m): 5:55pm On Jul 19
otabuko:
When I was chdish, I was a victim of jealousy, I'd have considered using such apps then. But now, I trust Bae to the moon and back.
I pity your soul.

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Re: 7 Banned Apps You Must Delete From Your Android Phone by Neymessi: 5:56pm On Jul 19
TroubleMaker47:
I love my whatscan
Every man should hv it installed.
That way u can see who ur wife, gf or even daughter chats with, what she sends (pix/videos & messages)
Make u no go carry farm tool do wife!
how does it work bro?

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