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Beware! Hoax ‘battery saver’ app steals your location, phone numbers and texts

An app that promises to help you save battery may sound helpful - but one such Android app on the Google Play Store has a dangerous side. The hoax app, called ‘Advanced Battery Saver’ can steal your personal details, including location, phone numbers, and texts. And worryingly, the stolen information could be used by hackers to access your payment details, according to RiskIQ, who first spotted the hoax app. The hoax begins with a pop-up alert on your Android phone, warning that ‘cleanup may be required’ to prevent…

World shifting towards solar energy

One by one, Japan is turning off the lights at the giant oil-fired power plants that propelled it to the ranks of the world's top industrialized nations. With nuclear power in the doldrums after the Fukushima disaster, it's solar energy that is becoming the alternative.