According to Trend Micro, Google recently removed 37 fake apps from the Android Market.

"Also known as 'fan apps,' these applications sent user data, including OS version, International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI) number and phone number to various [remote] servers as soon as the fake games were activated, Trend Micro found," writes IT PRO's Tom Brewster. "The apps also used aggressive marketing techniques, forcing users to share on Facebook what they downloaded as well as give them a rating on the Android Market."

"Trend notified Google of the rogue apps, which were subsequently removed from the market," Brewster writes.

Go to "Google removes another 37 rogue apps from Android Market" to read the details.

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