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- Feb 13: Google is telling subscribers to its Google One service that there has been a data breach at Apple Podcasts, which has shared email addresses. That’s not true; part of a large combination of files, and nothing more than someone who’s gone through open podcast RSS feeds, scraping for email addresses: it’s not from Apple servers. (In any case, Apple don’t need, nor use, email addresses in your RSS feed).
- Feb 12: AntennaPod, an open-source podcast app for Android, has hit 150,000 monthly active users on Google Play. As can be seen above, the app saw significant growth on Sep 26, the day that it was announced Google Podcasts is to close. Much of this growth has been in the US, according to data seen by Podnews. “While we undoubtedly have a small market share, we're proud of this increase,” says @keunes, one of the volunteer project maintainers.
- Jan 25: For people switching from Google Podcasts or Stitcher, what podcast app would we recommend?
- Jan 24: PodcastAddict’s latest update has been denied by the Google Play Store. The podcast and radio app is used 60,000 times every day by users to set alarms to wake up to their favourite podcast; but Google is now prohibiting this functionality.
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