Google Play App Suspensions Jump 66%

Infosecurity Magazine | February 15, 2019

Google has claimed it’s getting better at spotting bad apps on its Play Store marketplace, with the number of rejected submissions and suspensions both growing into the double digits last year. The Android platform has often been criticized by security experts for being more exposed to cyber-threats due to it being relatively open compared to Apple’s ecosystem. However, Google Play product manager, Andrew Ahn, claimed that thanks to new initiatives the firm has managed to increase rejected app submissions by over 55% and app suspensions by more than 66% in 2018. “In 2018, we introduced a series of new policies to protect users from new abuse trends, detected and removed malicious developers faster, and stopped more malicious apps from entering the Google Play Store than ever before,” he said. “These increases can be attributed to our continued efforts to tighten policies to reduce the number of harmful apps on the Play Store, as well as our investments in automated protections and human review processes that play critical roles in identifying and enforcing on bad apps.”

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