Facebook’s ‘Protect’ feature on iOS essentially installs spyware on iPhone and iPad

Facebook is rolling out a new security feature called Protect to many users of its iOS app. While the name might make unknowing users feel good about installing the associated free app, the Facebook owned VPN is designed to collect and analyze user data to “improve Facebook products and services.”

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Super Mario Run passes 100 million installs on the Play Store

Super Mario Run arrived on the Play Store nearly a year ago, after a brief exclusivity period on iOS. It quickly became a hit, and gained a spot on our best Android games of 2017 list. Now it has passed 100 million installs on the Play Store.

The game has been updated a few times since release, and the full unlock price has dropped to $ 4.99 at least once.

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Google Calendar reaches 500 million installs on the Play Store

We like celebrating milestones in download and install numbers here on Android Police. It’s a silly little habit we got into that makes us reflect on the history of a certain app and its number of users, and see if we can glean any insider information from it. Just last week, Google Calculator reached 100M installs and a few days ago, more niche and recent apps Google Classroom and YouTube for Android TV got to 10M.

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Both Google Classroom and YouTube for Android TV pass 10 million installs on the Play Store

Google Classroom first showed up on the Play Store in 2015, as an organization tool for teachers and students. The YouTube for Android TV app is a bit older, as it first showed up in 2014, just one day after the Nexus Player went on sale. Now both apps have passed 10 million installs on the Play Store.

YouTube for Android TV’s Play Store listing

Google Classroom’s Play Store listing

Classroom currently has a 4.2-star average rating on Google Play, but YouTube for Android TV has a much lower average rating of 2.3 stars.

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Endless runner ‘Run Sausage Run!’ has racked up 10 million installs, and it’s showing no signs of slowing down

You may have never heard of TabTale before, but that’s probably because they tend to concentrate their efforts on “super casual indie games.” The thing is that appears to be working in their favor as they have a breakout hit on their hands with the recent release of Run Sausage Run!, a free-to-play endless runner. Within the last 6 weeks of the game’s initial release it has racked up over 10 million installs, and its popularity is showing no signs of slowing down.

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Endless runner ‘Run Sausage Run!’ has racked up 10 million installs, and it’s showing no signs of slowing down was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

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