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DNA Web Team
September 18, 2020
DNA India
Google removes Paytm from Play Store over 'policy violation' - Google on Friday removed the Paytm app from the Google Play Store stating that it would not support any unregulated gambling apps that facilitate sports betting. Paytm says, "All your money is completely safe, and you can continue to enjoy your Paytm app as normal."
Dan Goodin
July 9, 2020
Ars Technica
Malware family that has infiltrated Play since 2017 strikes again.
Abhik Sengupta
June 26, 2020
NDTV Gadgets 360
Mitron app, which was launched as an "Indian alternative" to TikTok, has crossed one crore downloads on Google Play store. The app achieved this milestone in just over two months of its launch, and the short video platform has gained popularity at a time when anti-China sentiment is at a high point in the country.
June 24, 2020
xda-developers
Google Play will be adding features like vanity codes for subscriptions and more in order to streamline Google Play-billed subscriptions.
By Stacy Liberatore For Dailymail.com
June 15, 2020
Mail Online
Unprotected Amazon Web Services 'buckets' belonging to dating apps that cater to specific interests were found online that contain sexually explicit images and other sensitive user data.
June 5, 2020
The Indian Express
Mitron app is now back on Google Play Store. Why was it removed and why is it back?
Jagmeet Singh
June 4, 2020
NDTV Gadgets 360
Mitron app, a TikTok clone that got removed from Google Play, may soon make a comeback, Google has suggested by giving clarity on its recent app removal decisions. The search giant also recently removed Remove China Apps that isn't likely to receive any ease.
Jagmeet Singh
June 3, 2020
NDTV Gadgets 360
Remove China Apps has been pulled from Google Play. The app was designed to help users uninstall Chinese apps from their Android smartphones.
June 2, 2020
The Indian Express
Mitron app -- the popular Indian alternative for TikTok -- has been removed from Google Play store. The app had over 5 million downloads. As of now, nor Google or Mitron have revealed details about the removal of the application from the Play store.
May 25, 2020
Gizmodo Australia
Last week Google and Apple released their Exposure Notification System contact tracing API. But not all Huawei devices will be able to use it.
Reuters Editorial
May 15, 2020
U.S.
Indonesia will require big internet companies to pay value-added taxes (VAT) on sales of digital products and services from July as part of efforts to boost revenue amid the coronavirus pandemic, a tax official said on Friday.
Sarah Perez
May 11, 2020
TechCrunch
Instagram Lite, the two-year old version of the Instagram app aimed at emerging markets, has quietly disappeared. The previously highly-ranked app vanished from the Google Play charts on April 13 in the countries where it was active, including Kenya, Mexico, Peru and the Philippines. Existing Instagram Lite users have been directed to the main Instagram [...]
Lily Hay Newman
May 1, 2020
Wired
Sneaky developers are charging big bucks for basic apps. Here's how to spot a scam in sheep's clothing.
Dan Goodin
April 29, 2020
Ars Technica
Advanced hacker group seeded market with least 8 apps since at least 2016.
Andy Greenberg
April 28, 2020
Wired
Malicious Android apps from the so-called PhantomLance campaign targeted hundreds of users, and at least two slipped past Google's defenses.
Sarah Perez
April 22, 2020
TechCrunch
Google is adding a new feature to Search that will help you keep track of all the TV shows and movies you want to watch during these long weeks at home. The company had already been offering personalized TV and movie recommendations in Search, as of an update released last fall. Building out a watchlist [...]
BBC News
April 22, 2020
BBC News
Publisher Epic Games claims it felt forced to release its most popular franchise on Google Play.
Rob Thubron
April 22, 2020
TechSpot
Back in August 2018, Epic Games decided to circumvent Google's 30 percent Play Store revenue cut by distributing the Android version of Fortnite via its mobile website. CEO Tim Sweeney said Google's take was a "high cost" in the industry,...
Sarah Perez
April 15, 2020
TechCrunch
Google today is making it easier for families to find quality educational apps with the addition of a new "Teacher Approved" section to Google Play. All apps found in this section are vetted by a panel of reviewers, including more than 200 teachers across the U.S., and meet Google's existing requirements for its "Designed for [...]
Dan Goodin, Ars Technica
April 3, 2020
Wired
More than 4,000 Google Play apps let developers and advertisers collect a list of the user's other installed apps, no permission needed.
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