Report, Android’s banned app Clean Master is still stealing people’s data, reports claim

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About two years ago, the Clean Master app was removed from the Google Play Store. The new report claims that this app can still land its old and current users in trouble. This app has been created by Chinese internet company Cheetah Mobile. In the year 2018, this app was allegedly accused of being involved in fraud schemes, due to which it was removed from the Play Store. However, Clean Master has been a very popular app, which has been downloaded by millions of users. It is possible that even today this app is being used in the phones of many people.

Forbes’s Android-security-app-with-1-billion-downloads-is-recording-users-web-browsing/#691f768c2149″ target=”_blank” rel=”nofollow”>Report According to , the Clean Master app steals all types of private web user data that the security firm shares with Google. Earlier reports had also accused some of Cheetah Mobile’s apps of being involved in fraud schemes, which included the Clean Master app. Google never officially shared the reason for removing Clean Master from the Play Store. According to reports from researchers at the cybersecurity company, Cheetah’s other products, such as CM Browser, CM Launcher and Security Master apps, are also spying on users’ data.

According to the report, data like browsing history, search engine queries, Wi-Fi access points names and scrolling patterns were collected through this app. VPN Pro also had an article claiming that the Clean Master app was stealing ‘deadly information’ from users, which needed to be uninstalled. The company has said in a statement regarding this that they are collecting users’ data not with bad intentions but for security reasons.

The company also says that it is monitoring internet browsing to ensure that the websites the users are visiting do not pose any threat to them. This is also done so that recent trending searches of the users can be suggested. Regarding accessing Wi-Fi networks, the company replied that this is done to keep users away from fake Wi-Fi networks.

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