Google Says It Banned 700,000 Android Apps Last Year

January 31, 2018

Via: Softpedia

Google removed more than 700,000 Android apps from the Google Play Store last year, according to statistics provided by Andrew Ahn, Product Manager, Google Play, and this represents an increase of 70% over 2016.

Ahn says no less than 99% of the abusive apps were detected by the company’s own filters and were blocked before users were allowed to download them.

“This was possible through significant improvements in our ability to detect abuse – such as impersonation, inappropriate content, or malware – through new machine learning models and techniques,” the Google engineer says.

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