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Google Cracks Down on Deceptive Android Apps

Google has updated developer program policy page to make the platform more secure and easier to navigate for users. The search giant also outlined the types of apps not allowed on the platform. For example, apps that disclose personal information such as credit-card and social-security numbers without authorization are not allowed.

Google is also restricting developers from using names or icons similar to existing apps, ostensibly to cut down on piracy.