Google and Apple removed 8 lakh apps from the Store, delete them immediately if you have them in your phone

Google Play Store and Apple App Store have banned millions of apps on our platform. According to Pixalate’s ‘H1 2021 Delisted Mobile Apps Report’, more than 813,000 apps have been removed from the Google Play Store and Apple App Store in the first half of 2021. Eighty-six percent of these apps targeted children 12 years of age or younger.

Pixalate is a major fraud protection, privacy and compliance analytics platform related to Connected TV (CTV) and mobile advertising. The report of this platform has now revealed about apps. The data shared in the report has been collected by the company with the help of Pixlet’s proprietary technology and analytics.

There are several reasons for deleting apps from Google Play Store and Apple App Store. The report states that such apps may have been delisted due to a breach of the App Store policy and the developer deleting the app. According to the report, the company analyzed more than 5 million apps. Before being removed from the App Store, these apps had 2.1 crore customer reviews and ratings. So even if these apps are deleted from the Play Store, it is likely to be in the smartphones of millions of users.

If your phone also has such fake apps, delete or uninstall them immediately. The company may delete apps from the App Store and Play Store listings. However, users will have to manually uninstall the apps installed in the phones.

Prior to delisting, there were 9.3 billion downloads on Google and 21.8 million user ratings on the Apple Store. In addition, 86 percent of apps on Google and 89 percent of delisted apps on the Apple App Store were targeted at children under 12. Also, 25 percent of the delisted apps on Google’s Play Store and 59 percent on the Apple App Store had no privacy policy.

In Russia, 26 percent of apps deleted from the Google Play Store did not have a privacy policy, the report said. Also, in China, 60 percent of apps deleted from the Apple App Store did not have a privacy policy. Also, 60 percent of apps on the Google Play Store asked users for permission. Of these, 27 per cent had access to GPS and 19 per cent had a camera access.

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