Published: Sun, December 03, 2017
Hi-Tech | By Cory Rios

Google Slams Banhammer On Rogue Google Play Apps With Lockscreen Ads

Google Slams Banhammer On Rogue Google Play Apps With Lockscreen Ads

Like Twitter, Google is also testing the app in the Philippines and other areas where mobile data is very popular even if it is limited or expensive. That way you can stream Netflix videos, or check your Facebook messages, without worrying about an app such as Spotify downloading tracks using your mobile data. Google has started rolling out the app on Saturday, Nov. 30.

In recent years, Google has expanded the scope of Safe Browsing to Gmail on the web and third-party Android apps, while protecting against more kinds of threats. This new app is known as "Datally", which is created to help you understand exactly where your data is being used and cut down on the unnecessary amount you're using.

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The app helps users keep tabs on their data usage, broken down by the hour of the day, or segregated by apps. Forcing a user to click an ad or submit personal information for advertising purposes before they can fully use an app is prohibited.

Similarly, the app will enable users to have individual control over data consumed by each app, and shut it off as well if needed. Google designed Datally to help users see their mobile data usage patterns via graphs and usage highlights so they are better informed on how to save on their data bills. It will also be recommending ways in cutting down the data usage that's based on your usage activity and will suggest you nearby connections on Wi-Fi for your phone to be connected. A Chat-head styled option bubble will also pop on your screen to let you know the amount of data you're using up. Under the new policy, apps must provide their privacy policy and prompt users to share their data. No matter where it comes from, the app must follow the policy or Google Play Protect will show a warning whenever it tries to collect your data without telling you. According to an Android Police report, Google's Developer Policy Center has witnessed changes detailing the types of appropriate apps that can be included in the Android applications and how these apps might appear.

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