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With Android P Google Plans To Prevent Cellphone Spying Through Your Camera and Microphone

February 27, 2018

Android P, is expected to include a neat feature that prevents apps running in the background from spying on you through the camera or microphone on your cell phone.

Do you cover the lens on your webcam to prevent someone from spying on you? You should, and it seems like every security vendor has a branded piece of plastic to take care of that for you — just ask.

Unfortunately, it isn’t as easy to cover the camera on your phone. You use it for many functions that aren’t video conferencing and it is constantly in and out of your pocket or bag. Anything you stick on the camera lens is unlikely to stay for long. Like most mobile security requirements, we are reliant on software and fortunately, Google is stepping up. The next version of the mobile OS, Android P, is expected to include a neat feature that prevents apps running in the background from spying on you through the camera or microphone on your cell phone.

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