‘Stalkerware’ phone spying apps have escaped Google’s ad ban

Several companies offering phone-spying apps — known as “stalkerware” — are still advertising in Google search results, despite the search giant’s ban that took effect today, TechCrunch has found. These controversial apps are often pitched to help parents snoop on their child’s calls, messages, apps and other private data under the guise of helping to […]

Google’s Phone App is Downloadable on Most Phones Now, Not Just Pixels

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Thanks to an update for the beta version of Google’s in-house Phone app, the app appears to be downloadable and usable on pretty much any Android device. This is major news, since it was once only supported by Pixel and Android One devices. Keep in mind, this is just a dialer app, and won’t contain … Continued

YouTube Music Should Gain Missing Features You Need From Google Play Music

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The days of you enjoying the solid music experience that Google Play Music offers are numbered. Google has started shutting down the beloved music service and will continue to do so until everyone is off it and onto YouTube Music by the end of the year. At that time, unless Google steps on the feature-addition … Continued

TikTok is being investigated by France’s data watchdog

More worries for TikTok: A European data watchdog that’s landed the biggest blow on a tech giant to date — slapping Google with a $57M fine last year (upheld in June) — now has an open investigation into the social video app du jour, TechCrunch has confirmed. A spokeswoman for France’s CNIL told us it […]