UC Browser gets delisted on Google Play Store for 'misleading' promotions

UC Browser gets delisted on Google Play Store for 'misleading' promotions

Their latest target is apps misusing Android's accessibility features, which are created to help people with impairments to use Android devices.

News broke over the weekend that Google was instructing Android developers that don't use Accessibility Services for its intended goal to strip away that functionality from apps. Google says that if developers don't comply with the new policy within 30 days, their app will be removed from the Play Store. The app, which is particularly popular in India, has been delisted from the app store for misleading and unhealthy promotions.

"Unfortunately, like their decision to remove system overlays on Oreo, this makes all too much sense when you consider that they're doing this to get a tighter hold on the functionality that Android apps are allowed to have; preventing apps from stealing users data without their knowledge is a pretty important issue for them".

Google's new policy will hurt a large swath of power-user apps.

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The email adds that the developer needs to explain how the API is being used to help persons with disability.

The security firm found several apps that took advantage of this vulnerability on the Play Store, with Google removing them after being informed. Unfortunately, nefarious apps can also ask for these permissions which allows them to intercept and steal user data. Apparently, the mini version is still there and can be downloaded. The Centre for Development of Advanced Computing in Hyderabad is investigating the matter. "Unfortunately, this API started with API 21, (until they restrict the usage of that.) so people using Tasker on a pre-Lollipop device won't be able to use app contexts anymore". For example, LastPass uses accessibility services to enable their app's password auto-fill functionality.

DO NOT use the Malicious Promotion method (s) or STOP such behavior immediately if you are acting so.

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