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LastPass won’t be affected by restrictions on Accessibility Services

LastPass and other big applications will be able to keep using Accessibility Services like normal. At the beginning of this week, it was discovered that Google was informing app developers about new restrictions being implemented on the use of Accessibility Services. We have a full breakdown that explains exactly what’s going on and why these changes are being made, but essentially what it boils down to is Google trying to prevent malicious applications from tapping into this deeper part of the OS. However, while protecting against potentially huge security threats,…

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Accessibility Services: What they are and why Google is cracking down on their misuse

A lot of your favorite apps might use Accessibility Services for certain features, but this is why Google’s new limitations on them are important. There are a lot of moving parts to all of our favorite applications. You might not think about this when scrolling through your timeline on Twitter or watching videos on YouTube, but the amount of stuff going on behind the scenes to make all of these apps work the way they’re supposed to is actually pretty incredible. Certain apps like LastPass, Tasker, and Clipboard Actions tap…

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Apps using Accessibility Services could be removed from the Play Store

Apps like LastPass and Tasker could be in danger because of this. If you’ve ever used apps like LastPass, Tasker, Clipboard Actions, or Universal Copy, you’ve likely benefitted from Android’s Accessibility Services. Accessibility Services were initially created as a way for app developers to create special tools and features to make their applications or games easier to use for those with disabilities, but certain titles have been tapping into Accessibility Services to allow for features that all users can take advantage of. Unfortunately, according to emails that Google is sending…

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