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The trouble with Android 'forks': Experts fear security, privacy breaches

The CCI has ordered Google to allow Android forks, but many believe that this may make the software vulnerable to security risks

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Android | cybersecurity | privacy

Sourabh Lele 



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Forking in open-source software development refers to importing a copy of source code from one software package

With the Supreme Court denying any interim relief to in complying with the orders of the Competition Commission of India (CCI), which include allowing devices based on “forks” along with apps compatible with it, many are wondering what this will mean for the tech giant.

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First Published: Sun, January 22 2023. 19:13 IST

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