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Norton, McAfee tackle user privacy in Android mobile security apps
Norton, McAfee tackle user privacy in Android mobile security apps

Security software makers McAfee and Norton recently added features to their Android apps designed to help users control who can interact with the sensitive information on their smartphones and tablets. The focus on privacy is aimed at drawing more consumers to pay $30 a year for the apps, which traditionally have been touted as protection against dangerous apps that the security industry calls malware. But Google, which spearheads development of the Android operating system, has said that malware is a mild threat. And consumers have a harder time wrapping their head around malware than privacy. The latest version of McAfee’s app lets users set up multiple user profiles. For...

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