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Google Bans Privacy Protection App from Android App Store

     
10:45 am on Aug 29, 2014 (gmt 0)

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Earlier this week, Google removed an app called "Disconnect Mobile" from the Google Play app store.

Disconnect Mobile is a privacy tool that stops other apps from collecting data on users. In the five days it was available in Google’s store, it was downloaded more than 5,000 times, reports the Wall Street Journal, which broke the news on the banned app.

Google sent Disconnect an email telling the startup that the app violated a rule. Google doesn't allow any app in its store that "interferes with" other apps.

Read at [finance.yahoo.com...]
5:46 am on Aug 30, 2014 (gmt 0)

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Sounds like they can foot their own web-commerce and go from there! Though might bill it ass a phone silencer...
12:17 pm on Sept 1, 2014 (gmt 0)

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I can think of several others that "interfere with other apps" and i'm pleased to have those. This may drive more developers off Google Play.