Google to Remove Apps That Require Call Log, SMS Permission From Play Store


23 Nov 2018
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After showing the door to apps involved in ad-fraud and those which seed malware, Google is now cracking down on Android apps which require permission to access call logs and SMS. Google has notified developers that over the course of the next few weeks, apps whose core functionality does not require SMS and call log permission will be removed from the Android app store repository. Google has revealed that until an app has been reviewed and certified that it requires the aforesaid permissions to justify its primary function, it will be under the scanner and might be removed from the Play Store.
Google Play to Start Evicting Apps Asking for Call Log, SMS Permission
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