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Threat From Pre-Installed Malware on Android Phones is Growing

January 9, 2020

Pre-installed malware on Android phones is a growing menace – so much that on Wednesday this week, Privacy International and around 50 other international NGOs (including ACLU, EFF, Amnesty and the TOR project) sent an open letter to Google demanding a stop to the habit.

“We urge you to use your position as an influential agent in the ecosystem to protect people and stop manufacturers from exploiting them in a race to the bottom on the pricing of smartphones,” they wrote.

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