Android “fleeceware” apps trick users by charging them exorbitant subscription fees

Seven fraudulent apps found in the Google Play store by Avast offer skins and wallpaper for games but charge as much as $120 a month.

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The Google Play store is sometimes plagued by malicious and fraudulent apps that use sly tactics to slip past Google’s own protections. Some of these apps impersonate legitimate programs. Some carry malware or try to steal your personal information. But another type of fraudulent app employs a technique known as “fleeceware.” A blog post published Tuesday by security provider Avast identifies the deceptive apps and explains how do get rid of them.

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Equitable tech: AI-enabled platform to reduce bias in datasets released

The platform could promote equity in academic admissions, credit score assessment, hiring, academic admissions, and more, according to Synthesized.

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On Wednesday, London-based Synthesized launched a platform to help organizations identify and rectify biases in their data. Synthesized touts the platform as the “first publicly available solution to accurately detect and remove biases in data.” A “freemium” Community Edition of the platform designed to mitigate bias in data is now available.

“The reputational risk of all organisations is under threat due to biased data, and we’ve seen this will no longer be tolerated at any level. It’s a

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Google Search to Factor in ‘Core Web Vitals’ Including Page Load Time to Rank Results From May 2021

Google Search will try to further improve end-user experience for results by factoring in metrics like page speed, visual experience, and more, the company has announced. This change in ranking metrics will be implemented from May 2021. The concept was announced in May this year and Google is now actively testing these new metrics that will be used, along with others, to rank search results on Google in the future. The factors that Google currently takes into consideration include mobile-friendliness, safe-browsing, HTTPS-security, and intrusive interstitial guidelines.

Google has shared the news on its official blog. The new metrics that

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Apple’s Nov. 10 event: New Macs, M1 chip, Big Sur, and more highlights

Apple’s “One More Thing” event showcased the first computers running its custom silicon, ushering in a new era of devices with peak performance and efficiency.

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Apple is no stranger to the kind of shake-up that is brought upon developers, users, the computing industry, et al., when a change in crucial hardware partners is made. A decision like this is not made lightly as the disruption–while ultimately necessary for the greater benefit of current and future product lines–has been known to upend all stakeholders for years to come during the transitionary period.

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