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See? This is why you shouldn't cheat, kids!

A bunch of apps in the Android app store have been removed after they were found to have contained malware. The apps all advertised themselves as being cheat apps for Angry Birds, revealing cheat codes, helping you get around the challenge of flinging birds into buildings to destroy kidnapping green pigs. But the apps didn't do anything of the sort, instead they lurked in the background, running silently and sending data from your phone off to a master control somewhere.

What a weird world we live in, huh? You have this tiny computer where you make calls and there's this bizarre game on it that you want to play UNFAIRLY and when you do that some sneaky software steals your data and sends if off somewhere in the world but you don't know where. I mean, WHAT?

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