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BLOCKED! Google blocked over one million of these apps in 2021

Google blocked over 1.2 million apps which violated user privacy and banned over 1,90,000 developer accounts which were spam. This was a move by Google to improve user privacy and security.

By: SHAURYA TOMER
| Updated on: Apr 28 2022, 15:23 IST
Google
Google introduced multiple privacy-focused features last year, enhanced protection against malicious apps and developers, and improved SDK data safety, according to Steve Kafka and Khawaja Shams from the Android Security and Privacy team. (Pixabay)
1/5 Google introduced multiple privacy-focused features last year, enhanced protection against malicious apps and developers, and improved SDK data safety, according to Steve Kafka and Khawaja Shams from the Android Security and Privacy team. (Pixabay)
Play Store
According to XDA Developers, Google also improved its machine learning systems and review processes. This helped them identify and block such a large number of violating apps. (Pixabay)
2/5 According to XDA Developers, Google also improved its machine learning systems and review processes. This helped them identify and block such a large number of violating apps. (Pixabay)
Google Play Store
To improve user privacy, Google has also partnered with SDK developers to secure apps and limit the data that is shared. In order to do that, Google introduced new policies that reduced access to sensitive APIs and user data for 98% of apps migrating to Android 11 or higher. (Pixabay)
3/5 To improve user privacy, Google has also partnered with SDK developers to secure apps and limit the data that is shared. In order to do that, Google introduced new policies that reduced access to sensitive APIs and user data for 98% of apps migrating to Android 11 or higher. (Pixabay)
Play Store
The company said in a statement that “SDKs provide functionality for app developers, but it can sometimes be tricky to know when an SDK is safe to use. Last year, we engaged with SDK developers to build a safer Android and Google Play ecosystem. As a result of this work, SDK developers have improved the safety of SDKs used by hundreds of thousands of apps impacting billions of users. This remains a huge investment area for our team, and we will continue in our efforts to make SDKs safer across the ecosystem.” (Pixabay)
4/5 The company said in a statement that “SDKs provide functionality for app developers, but it can sometimes be tricky to know when an SDK is safe to use. Last year, we engaged with SDK developers to build a safer Android and Google Play ecosystem. As a result of this work, SDK developers have improved the safety of SDKs used by hundreds of thousands of apps impacting billions of users. This remains a huge investment area for our team, and we will continue in our efforts to make SDKs safer across the ecosystem.” (Pixabay)

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First Published Date: 28 Apr, 15:23 IST
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