This statement is false as there have been major security breaches with iOS apps recently. Android offers concerned users far more information, and Google does scan the Play Store for malware.
Exactly. It's this kind of "burying the head in the sand" that has resulted in tons of iPhone and iPad users to be deeply infected with malware and spyware without ever realizing it.
The same problem has existed on Macs, where users convince themselves that malware isn't possible on a Mac.
I thought I'd quickly address this... We know about apps like Path and others that have been caught with their proverbial hand in the stretched-metaphor personal data cookie jar, but we were speaking in broad terms here. We also touched on the potential for iOS spyware/malware in this story from last summer:
resident security guy
I have to disagree with you. In broad terms, telling the user that this app will be recording some of your data and giving them the opportunity to decline is much better than just hopping the developers aren't doing anything shady. You touched on iOS malware in another article, yes, but this article paints the impression (yet again) that Apple's system is the best and it's impervious to these kinds of threats.
"While iOS users can generally depend on Apple's app-curating process to keep their data safe, Android users pretty much have to fend for themselves"
The first part of that statement is true, they do depend on Apple, because apps don't give the user any permission info or even the chance to decline, cause Apple's supposed to do that for me. The second half is false, it implies that Google does nothing to prevent malware.