Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Google removes 100 applications of Chinese developer from PlayStore for spying


Zubair Yaqoob
The author has diversified experience in investigative journalism. He is Chief content editor at wnobserver.com

Google has removed many applications from China’s developer DO Global due to developer’s suspected involvement in malicious e-attacks and data breaches.

The number of applications removed were 100 on the store, those were downloaded more than 600 million times.

The report said that Google has already removed 46 applications from the DO Global application from Play Store and plans to block DO Global applications in general through more operations. Removal of apps that will follow.

“We are actively investigating malicious behavior and when we find violations we move, including removing a developer’s ability to monetize their application using AdMob or posting it on Play Store,” the report quoted a spokesman for Google as saying.

“The search engine giant is expanding the ban to include advertising products which appear on Android as well.

The Chinese company is said to have more than 250 million active users per month for its applications, which reach nearly 800 million users through its advertising system on the Android system, the report noted that “removal from the Play Store represents one of the largest ban, if not the biggest, Google has put up against application developers. ”

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