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Google to Warn Android Users on Apps Collecting Data

December 4, 2017

Google is stepping its fight against unwanted and harmful applications on Android and will soon alert users on apps and websites leading to apps that collect personal data without their consent.

Produced by Google Safe Browsing, the alerts will start popping up on Android devices in a couple of months, as part of expanded enforcement of Google’s Unwanted Software Policy, the Internet giant announced.

The expanded enforcement also covers applications handling personal user data, such as phone numbers or email, or device data, all of which will be required to inform users on their activities and “to provide their own privacy policy in the app.”

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