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Google Removes Apps that Access Calls and Messages History

Google does not intend to allow a new security scandal in which third-party applications access, for uncertain use, more personal data of the users of the due.

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Google does not intend to allow a new security scandal in which third-party applications access, for uncertain use, more personal data of the users of the due. The company does not want to repeat the problems that led to the announcement of closure of its social network Google+, scheduled for April this year, and has also tightened the fence to apps that can be downloaded from Google Play, its app store mobile

“Google has given developers 90 days to adapt to the new policies.”

In this sense, Google has begun to remove from Google Play all the applications that collect information about the user’s call history, as well as the SMS that he has sent or received.

The company, in addition, has reminded the application developers that, if from now on they want to get authorization to place their apps in the marketplace, they have to stick to this indication. Google already warned them 90 days ago that it was going to carry this out, leaving three months for them to adapt their applications in case they were compiling this type of information.

Google allows developers, however, to send a statement explaining why it would be necessary for their application to access that information, in case they could not modify the app and adapt to the new standard. However, that does not mean that they do not have to stop it, since the company has certainly been strict and is not allowing, for the moment, any exception.

The new rule imposed by Google affects all types of applications. In fact, Facebook has also launched a statement for developers who use their authentication system in their apps so that from now on they comply with Google’s requirements if they want to continue being available on Google Play.

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