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Google has removed roughly 300 apps from its Play Store after security researchers from several internet infrastructure companies discovered that the seemingly harmless apps -- offering video players and ringtones, among other features -- were secretly hijacking Android devices to provide traffic for large-scale distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks.

Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.

One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.

Google has removed roughly 300 apps from its Play Store after security researchers from several internet infrastructure companies discovered that the seemingly harmless apps -- offering video players and ringtones, among other features -- were secretly hijacking Android devices to provide traffic for large-scale distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks.