A fraudulent practice applied by Uber and 99 drivers was the most widely read news from the Uber app publisher. TechTudo in July. The scam, known as Treme Treme, circumvents the platform GPS to make the races more expensive for the passenger. Another noteworthy issue was the FaceApp app, which was a hit on social networks by making the face of the user look elderly. The app reached the top of Apple and Google stores and came across services like WhatsApp and Instagram.
Apps aimed at those looking for sex behind them were also popular among readers. A comparison showed the differences between two of the services, while a list listed the most complete programs for this purpose. The FGTS 2019 mobile phone query and security issues involving malware on Android were also featured. Check out the list of app arrays from TechTudo most read in the month of July.
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Some Uber and 99 drivers are practicing a scam known as Treme Treme. The practice is to circumvent the GPS during the races, so that the trip is longer and the user pays more for the service. The scheme is applied without the user noticing, because during the route, the driver follows the path indicated by the map. After recognizing that he has paid more than he should, the user can turn to Uber for compensation.
On social networks, racing app users share their experiences with the "Treme Treme" scam Photo: Playback / Facebook
After reports of irregularities, some drivers are having their accounts suspended by companies. However, fraudsters would be resorting to other prohibited practices to continue applying scams, such as buying accounts from other drivers already registered to be able to run on services.
2. FaceApp: Senior Citizen Filter Turns Fever
FaceApp, an elderly application, topped Apple and Google stores Photo: Reproduo / Rodrigo Fernandes
The FaceApp app turned fever in social networks in July because of the filter that turns the user's face into elderly. The app uses a facial recognition system that adds white hair and wrinkles to people's faces. The joke took the app to the top spot of the App Store and Google Play Store, toppling services like WhatsApp, YouTube and Facebook. Several famous people have published their older versions on Instagram and Twitter, causing interest in the app to increase. However, FaceApp was controversial for bringing vague privacy rules, with room for misuse of user images.
3. Ysos or Feeld: which is the best app for back sex?
Sex app behind: Ysos and Feeld are options for users Photo: Playback / Raquel Freire
A comparison showed the similarities and differences between the Ysos and Feeld apps, aimed at people or couples interested in backward sex and other practices, such as swing. On both platforms, the user must indicate the gender in which they are interested and their personal data to ensure security. Both use a Tinder-like profile matching system, where a match indicates mutual interest among suitors, avoiding harassment or harassment.
4. Malware affects 25 million phones
Malware discovered in July has affected 25 million Android phones in various countries around the world. Malicious software, known as Agent Smith and distributed by alternative Android app stores, clones famous apps like WhatsApp and replaces them with fake versions that display advertising banners on the phone. In this way, criminals make money by viewing these advertisements. At least 11 apps available on the Play Store contained parts of the malware code, but all were removed from the official Google store. In Brazil, Agent Smith has already reached more than 75,000 cell phones.
5. FaceApp Error Affects Users
A few days after viralizing social networks with the elderly filter, FaceApp showed instability for some users. When trying to choose a photo to edit, users were surprised by the messages Something went wrong. Please try again or The operation could not be completed on Android and iPhone (iOS) phones. FaceApp acknowledged the loading issues and stated that it was working to correct the failure.
FaceApp experienced instability in July July Photo: Reproduction / TechTudo
6. How Inter Bank Works
Inter bank good? Check out how it works and digital account rates Photo: Anna Kellen Bull / TechTudo
This issue showed details of the operation of Banco Inter, a financial institution that offers digital users a free account opening, similar to Nubank. The text showed how to open a digital account at the bank, the main resources available in the digital account and took doubts about how, for example, the institution makes money.
7. How to consult FGTS 2019 release
Explore details of an active or inactive FGTS account with the Foto: Reproduo / Paulo Alves app
Given the announcement of the Federal Government's release of withdrawals from the Duty Guarantee Fund (FGTS), this matter explained how to check the balance and see the amounts deposited in FGTS 2019 by the official application of the service. The app is available for Android and iPhone (iOS) and allows you to view the values after a short registration, with the NIS number and personal data.
8. List Brings More Sex App Options
This list has put together five apps aimed at people and couples interested in mnage trois and other sexual adventures between three or more people. The apps provide tools and filters that facilitate this type of meeting, such as the ability to inform the sexual orientation of each partner, and the option to create individual or couple profiles. All apps are free and have user base in Brazil.
9. Malware steals bank data from mobile phone
WannaLocker malware, updated version of the old WannaCry, was discovered in July by Avast. The program uses three malicious strands to attack users: spyware, remote access Trojans and banking malware. WannaLocker acts by deceiving victims by falsifying pages of financial institutions, and can steal text information, call log, camera photos, phone numbers and credit card data from users.
10. Procon notifies Uber for refusing race
Uber was notified by Procon de So Paulo for refusing race with co-guide Photo: Reproduo / Rodrigo Fernandes
Uber was notified by Procon de So Paulo after being reported by a passenger who had a race refused because she was with a co-guide. Thays Martinez claims that he even sought a police officer to report the incident, claiming that the professional would have to take her to her destination, based on law 11.126 / 2005. The usuria did not go to Procon, but the entity took steps and allowed 72 hours for Uber to provide clarification. To TechTudo, the company said it has accessibility rules and that complaints of discrimination result in the deactivation of the driver's account.
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