ITSecurityNews.info is my security news aggregator, which collects RSS feeds and publishes them in WordPress automatically. A long time ago I created an app using AppSpotr, but since then things have changed. So, I decided to write one myself. Of course, not from scratch, I took an open source project called fNotifier and changed it to my needs. The app remains running as a service and polls regularly (see screenshot below – Settings) for new feeds. And after one rejection due to Policies, it was approved in the Play Store: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.itsecuritynews It is actually enough to visit the website on a mobile device and you will see immediately on the top of the page an offer to install the app.
Direct link: https://itunes.apple.com/de/app/it-security-news-sorin-mustaca/id1136199454?mt=8
I have finally found the time to make the app I always wanted to have for the “IT Security News” service. Here is the page on Google’s Play Store: And the screenshots of the app: Right now it is available only on Android devices, soon it will be available in the Apple’s Appstore. Help me spread the word about it so that I can have some downloads 😉 Thanks.
If an App requires some permissions like Access Camera, Access Microphone, does it mean that they can do with these devices of a smartphone whatever they want, whenever they want? Short answer Yes, but it is not so simple Long answer There are rumours, that apps like WhatsApp, Facebook, G+, etc., are using the camera and microphone to spy on users, even when the device is in idle mode or when the app is not running in the foreground. It was also stated that exactly this was part of their EULAs and hence a legal procedure. This is Google’s permission for “android.permission.CAMERA” / “android.hardware.camera2” and reads as such: “Allows the app to take pictures and videos with the camera. This permission allows the app to use the camera at any time without your confirmation.” all those statements are theoretical assumptions. They are possible to be implemented, however, these apps will never do that. This doesn’t mean that there are no apps that do exactly this. But, this is the exception and not the rule. Be careful If an app requires too many permissions, or if it requires permissions that it should not need, then it is something strange there. For example, an app that play music doesn’t…