John Murrell

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Android Wallpaper Apps Cleared of Spyware Suspicions

Remember that big scare last week over wallpaper apps downloaded by millions from the Android Market that were sending certain pieces of personal information to a site in China? Well, forget it. After determining that the apps were not up to any funny business, Google has lifted its suspension and restored them to the market. Developer Jackeey Wu said Google told him, “Our investigation has concluded that there is no obvious malicious code in your apps, though the implementation accesses data that it doesn’t need to,” and went on to give him some best-practice tips to avoid any future misunderstandings.