With the latest changes in its policy, Google ensures to keep out the new types of unsavory and unsafe content popping out these days away from Play Store. According to Android Police, it noticed the introduction of the cryptocurrency section in the Google policy, where the tech giant states that crypto miners will no longer be allowed on its app marketplace. The apps which manage crypto miners are welcome, but miners are no longer allowed.
The change in Google policy has not happened overnight, there have been incidents where Google has banned crypto-mining extensions from the Chrome Web Store back in April. These extensions developed by malicious software developers would attempt to abuse the platform at the expense of users. It was mainly the reason behind implementing similar rules for Google Play and ensure the safety of its users by the tech giant.
Presently the Play Store has banned any that are developed to appeal to children but contain adult themes, in an attempt to keep “Elsagate” apps from multiplying any further. YouTube is also facing similar issues with disturbing and violent videos which imitate to be a kids show. Though issues at Google Play are not as severe as with YouTube.
Apart from the two new rules, Google Play will also disallow any apps that sell explosives, firearms, and ammunition. It will also clear ordinary low quality and fewer effort apps off its shelf. Duplicate apps containing similar content and user experience will also be ripped off. Superficial ads that intend to mislead users by pretending to be something else entirely will also be removed.