Google sent out an email to its developer community with news that Google Play is undergoing policy changes to crack down on shady behavior in the Android market. Google has updated developer program policy page to make the platform more secure and easier to navigate for users. The search giant also outlined the types of apps not allowed on the platform. For example, apps that disclose personal information such as credit-card and social-security numbers without authorization are not allowed. Google is also restricting developers from using names or icons similar to existing apps, ostensibly to cut down on piracy. Read the full story at Mashable.
Google Cracks Down on Deceptive Android Apps
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