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Google Changes How it Analyzes Misbehaving Mobile Apps

July 14, 2017

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Mobile apps in the Google Play store are categorized by their purpose, i.e., productivity or games. But there is a science to how apps are arranged, in particular around security and privacy features, and especially in holding back those apps whose behaviors pose a risk to mobile users.

Google on Wednesday shared some details on a new machine-learning algorithm it developed and has applied to better weed out apps that could threaten data stored on a device or the privacy of an individual.

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