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  • Google will soon delete apps with no privacy policies from Play Store

    Tech Republic - 02/09/2017

    “I think it is a great thing that Google is putting more focus on users’ privacy,” said Engin Kirda, professor of computer science at Northeastern University. It is especially important in light of past cases in which apps available in the Play Store collected large volumes of sensitive data from users without their knowledge, including the URLs they visited, he added.

    “By enforcing Google’s own user data policies, and making app developers provide privacy policies, Google is trying to improve the security and safety of the app store,” Kirda said. “It is a step in the right direction.”


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