Pixel Envy

Written by Nick Heer.

Snooping and Charging

Alice Truong, for Fast Company:

On Friday, antivirus software company Avast announced it has detected another bad app(le): Cámara Visión Nocturna, a night-vision video recording app that has been snooping on users’ address books, scraping phone numbers, and automatically signing them up for a paid messaging service.

Softpedia notes that this app was installed by 10,000–50,000 users. Not only that, but it’s a fakey night vision app which includes Play Store screenshots showing a woman in a shower. How fucking creepy is that?