Google cracks down on privacy-violating Android apps

John Leonard
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Apps that fail to display proper privacy policy or handle sensitive data with due care will be deleted, warns Google

Google is cracking down on apps in its Android play sore that lack a proper privacy policy or fail to protect sensitive data.  Developers of Android apps have been receiving messages from Google...

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