Google Suspends Chinese E-Commerce App Pinduoduo Over Malware”

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Google Suspends Chinese E-Commerce App Pinduoduo Over Malware​




Google says it has suspended the app for the Chinese e-commerce giant Pinduoduo after malware was found in versions of the app. The move comes just weeks after Chinese security researchers published an analysis suggesting the popular e-commerce app sought to seize total control over affected devices by exploiting multiple security vulnerabilities in a variety of Android-based smartphones.

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  1. KGIIIMarch 22, 2023
    “TikTok, which is owned by Beijing-based ByteDance, said last month that it now has roughly 150 million monthly active users in the United States.”
    This figure makes me curious… That can’t be unique users, can it? Does something approximating 50% of the US population use TikTok? Are those ‘users’ or ‘unique users’?
    Note: I have never used said application. I am aware of its existence. I do not live under a rock, after all.
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    1. EdMarch 23, 2023
      Well if course it’s not unique users. Just today I was helping a poor chap out who was sold another phone with a new contract that he didn’t need. Instead of getting a dual SIM model to allow him to use two networks, he simply bought a new phone and set up a new Gmail account for it. Same user
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  2. The Sunshine StateMarch 23, 2023
    i wouldn’t trust the Chinese in just about anything. Remember they infected the world and didn’t take any responsibility for it.
 
(KGIII):
“TikTok, which is owned by Beijing-based ByteDance, said last month that it now has roughly 150 million monthly active users in the United States.”
This figure makes me curious… That can’t be unique users, can it? Does something approximating 50% of the US population use TikTok? Are those ‘users’ or ‘unique users’?
Note: I have never used said application. I am aware of its existence. I do not live under a rock, after all.
As I learned here on Linux.org, could the count also include automated bots running on US-located servers?
 

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