Google Unwanted Software Policy – Against snooping apps[source: securityaffairs]
by CIRT Team
Google has expanded enforcement of Google’s Unwanted Software Policy waring Android developers to explicitly declare data collection behaviors.
A few days ago, Google was caught collecting users’ location data even when location services were disabled, many privacy experts questioned the behavior of the tech giant.
Google promptly admitted the practice and suspended it.
Now Google made another move to protect the privacy of its users, it has warned Android developers to explicitly declare data collection behaviors of their apps.
Google revisioned the Safe Browsing rules expanding the enforcement of Google’s Unwanted Software Policy.
“In our efforts to protect users and serve developers, the Google Safe Browsing team has expanded enforcement of Google’s Unwanted Software Policy to further tamp down on unwanted and harmful mobile behaviors on Android.” reads the announcement published by Google.
“As part of this expanded enforcement, Google Safe Browsing will show warnings on apps and on websites leading to apps that collect a user’s personal data without their consent.”
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