Remove China app now removed from Google Play Store.
Several games in the Google Play Store have been removed by Google for containing malware — software that can potentially harm your device, access sensitive information, or show ads continuously.
Google often takes action against specific apps found violating Play store policies, but is less likely to ban large developers. After BuzzFeed News revealed that apps from Chinese developers Cheetah Mobile and Kika Tech were committing ad fraud, Google banned those apps, but did not take action against either company. Earlier this year, Kika Tech was allowed to resubmit its previously removed.
If you go check out Google's page in the Play Store, you'll get to see a rather big list of applications such as Google Drive, Google Keep, Authenticator, etc. Well, Google has added two more apps.
The findings demonstrate how Google’s Play store, the largest app store in the world, has been exploited by developers who easily conceal who they are from users, offer apps with invasive permissions, and use these permissions to commit ad fraud — all while collecting huge amounts of user data. The result is an app ecosystem that’s easily taken advantage of to abuse users and steal money.
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At the time, Google removed the offending apps from the Play Store and banned DO Global. However, the ban doesn’t seem to have had much effect on Cheetah Mobile. However, the ban doesn’t seem.
Google has removed the vast majority of Do Global apps from its Play Store and looks to be banning the developer entirely following reports of ad fraud and other policy violations.