This Popular Weather App Steals Your Data, Perpetuates Ad Fraud

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Weather-Simple, a weather app once ranked sixth in its category on the Google Play app store in the UK has been sending personal data to servers in China without permission, with infected devices also showing signs of supporting ad fraud, according to researchers from mobile fraud investigators Secure-D, the security arm of the UK’s mobile monetisation company Upstream.

The company also found that the application was pre-installed on certain Android smartphones made by Alcatel, the French brand of Nokia and first noticed the issue after Pixi 4 and A3 Max devices – manufactured under licence by Chinese electronics company TCL Corporation, a

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