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Google’s efforts to protect Google Play

Google released information today on what they are doing to protect the Play Store. The sheer size of what they need to try and protect is staggering, approximately 250 BILLION installs globally.

In 2022 they:

  • Prevented 1.43 million policy-violating apps from being published on Google Play

  • Banned 173,000 bad accounts belonging to malicious developers and fraud rings

  • Prevented over $2 billion in fraudulent and abusive transactions

  • The App Security Improvements program helped developers fix 500,000 security weaknesses affecting 300,000 apps

Source: Google

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