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NewsGoogle follows Apple's lead with Android app security screening PinstaffTerrence Dorsey7-Nov-12 10:41 
Google's new app scanner in Android 4.2 Jelly Bean moves the platform closer to Apple's model of vetting software before it is made available to mobile device users, a security expert says. Google isn't expected to copy Apple's model of controlling the distribution of all iPhone and iPad apps through a single app marketplace. However, the latest security feature acknowledges that most mobile device users want a trusted third party to determine whether an app has malicious code, or has hidden behaviors that are a privacy risk.
Malware and aggressive adware have been a problem for Android. Will this help?

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