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Google Play undergoes massive app cleanup

Google Play undergoes massive app cleanup
Google summed up the results of the event to combat malicious software and unscrupulous users. The company's report was timed to coincide with the introduction of a new user data security section in the application marketplace, which was created to increase the transparency of the privacy policy.

Google Play undergoes massive app cleanup

Statistics show that in 2021, 1.2 million applications that violated the rules of the service were removed from the site. In addition, almost 190 thousand and half a million inactive accounts were removed from the market. The company also confirmed that Pixel devices have AI-based learning algorithms that improve malware detection through the Google Play Protect system.

Google reports that 98% of games and apps available for Android 11 and above will reduce access to sensitive APIs and user data. The company has also worked on reducing the use of accessibility features that are potentially harmful to the user in applications that have switched to Android 12.

In addition to the above, the report indicates that at the moment, special attention is paid to interaction with SDK developers. The company is also working on providing users with the option to remove advertising identifiers (AAIDs). The launch of the data security section of the marketplace is scheduled for July.
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