The recent Google Plus data leak was the nail in the coffin of Google’s Social Media network. After the Data leak, Google Started Project Strobe, which was aimed to find the security loopholes in the system. After an investigation, the company saw some of the Android apps violating the SMS and Call Log permission rules and are dangerous to the community. The apps breaking the regulations were selling the data to third-party and are hazardous for the security and privacy of the Android users.
Today, Google shared that they will remove any of the apps that violate the SMS and Call Log permission rules set by the Play Store. Any app that is not removed or fixed the permission violation will be gone in the next few days. Since the October of the last year, Google is asking the App developers to make their apps policy compliant or ask for an exception if that is not possible. Many developers followed the instructions and made their apps compliant to the policy. But the apps failed to acquire the exception are in the line to get deleted soon.
Currently, the Google Play Store apps developer have the extension till the March 9th to work on the updates. Till the March 9, the developers have the option of Pushing a compliant update for the application, claiming for an exception, and removing the application Google Play Store. The company is taking the security and privacy of the Android users seriously, as recently almost 6 million handsets were infected with the malicious program that monitors your display. Even though the developers have the extension till March 9th, the malicious apps reported by the user will be manually reviewed and then removed entirely from the play store barring the developer from submitting new apps.