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SONGS PK
POSTED BY EIZ ON THURSDAY, 19 JANUARY, 2012, 7:14 AM
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      By Anupam Saxena on Jan 30th, 2012 | 5 Comments Songs.pk a website that reportedly offers
      pirated music for download, is now listed as a mobile app on the Android Market. In fact, at the time
      of writing this post, the app ranks number 2 on Android ...


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SONGS PK
POSTED BY EIZ ON THURSDAY, 19 JANUARY, 2012, 7:14 AM




                                                                The Songs.pk app is nothing but just a
                                                                placeholder for market links to the
                                                                developer’s other apps and a web link to
                                                                the Songs.pk website. So clearly the intent
                                                                of the developer is to get some quick
                                                                publicity through the app, since the
                                                                website is popular in India (It even
                                                                features in the Opera Mini Top 10 mobile
                                                                sites till Oct 2011). We tried the app and
                                                                found that it also displays ads in the
                                                                Android’s drop down notification panel, so
                                                                it appears that it installs some kind of
                                                                malware/adware. The app has been
      developed by Durrani Software Labs, a Latur, Maharashtra based company. At the time of writing
      this post, their official website was down, however the company does have a Facebook page.


      Why is the Android Market acting soft when it comes to curbing apps that clearly violate its own
      policies? Or is it the fact that it wants to get ahead in the numbers race by all means, even if it has
      to compromise with user safety and IPR violations?


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      This is shocking that Google did not do anything against it. Its a shame on them for enabling such
      applications , just playing with safety of users.


      Side note: Any recommendations for downloading legal DRM free music (both English & Hindi) in
      India for a monthly subscription or pay per song basis?


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