Aug 4th, 2010

wallpaper-hack

If you fell in line with what seemed like a large portion of the Android community as MyLookout levied accusations of possible malicious intent at Jackeey Wu’s wallpaper app after discovering that it was collecting more data than necessary, you can come out from your bomb shelters and hidey-holes now, as all is well in the world. Google has lifted the suspension it placed it the app, which has now returned to the market. Google’s final verdict given to Wu?

“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.”

They then went on to provide some helpful information on best practices in app development and ways to avoid false accusations in the future by simply creating apps that collect no more data than necessary.

[via All Things Digital]