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Company started Google Update its store rules to impose an official ban on spyware apps that track user movements, calls and messages, and record other app activity, which is scheduled to go into effect next month.Google explained that these applications can be installed and run without the knowledge of the owner of the device, and they work in the background of the operating system, which is the main feature of all spy applications, regardless of whether they are special for use on smartphones or laptops.

To that, Google said in updating the developer program policy that “all applications that track users and send their data to another device must include appropriate notification or approval and display a permanent notification that the user’s actions are being tracked by the application.”


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