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Google has previously settled a lawsuit from 37 US states about the Google Play monopoly
Google is ready to sign a settlement agreement with the attorneys general of 37 US states who accused the corporation of abusing power in the Android mobile store market. The legal conflict between them lasts more than two years.
A quarter of children’s apps and games on the British Google Play violate the data privacy law
Comparitech came to this conclusion. In a recent study, she looked at whether apps and games for children comply with the so—called “Children’s code” – a set of rules in the UK prohibiting online services from tracking the personal data of minors.
Almost 600 thousand apps were removed from the App Store and Google Play in three months
Apple and Google are actively cleaning up their app stores. The Pixalate platform drew attention to the fact that in the second quarter of 2022, companies removed 592 thousand projects from the stores, of which 101 thousand were games.
Google Play reduces the commission and allows third-party payment systems. But not for everyone
The Digital Markets Act, or DSA, has forced Google to review its mobile store policy. The company said that starting from July 19, developers will be free to use third-party payment systems and pay a lower commission on Google Play. But only in non-gaming applications and for users from the European Economic Area.
The UK authorities are preparing to issue requirements for how mobile stores should protect privacy
In the UK, they plan to strengthen control over the App Store, Google Play and other mobile stores. The government stated that they do not protect user data well enough, so officials decided to draw up special regulations for stores.
Google has banned those Korean developers who use third-party payment systems from updating applications
Google is unhappy with developers from South Korea. The company has banned updating applications that use third-party billing bypassing the store’s commission. However, such actions caused conflicts with the Korean government.