Android Users: To Avoid Malware, Ditch Google’s App Store (Wired)

Wired: Android Users: To Avoid Malware, Ditch Google’s App Store. “Yale Privacy Lab is now collaborating with Exodus Privacy to detect and expose trackers with the help of the F-Droid app store. F-Droid is the best substitute for Google Play, because it only offers FOSS apps without tracking, has a strict auditing process, and may be installed on most Android devices without any hassles or restrictions. Of course, it can be used alongside Google Play, as well. It’s true that Google does screen apps submitted to the Play store to filter out malware, but the process is still mostly automated and very quick— too quick to detect Android malware before it’s published, as we’ve seen.”

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