Google relies exclusively on App Developers declaration over Security Permissions

Google has made it official that it is reinstating the app permissions section back into its Google PlayStore for Android users by this month’s end as it is keen on offering utmost privacy and transparency to them.

The company pulled back the app permission section from its playstore. But on the request from Android Community, the web search giant brought back this security section to all its users.

Thus, pretty soon, as per the latest re-introduce of Google, a data safety section will be visible to all app users through which they can get an overview of how the app collects, shares and secures the information collected by it from users.

Aim is to ensure greater transparency to users, to win back their trust. And the internet juggernaut has enforced a deadline for developers that came into effect from July 20th this year.

However, the procedure depends solely on the developer to make complete and accurate declarations. And who knows what exactly is taking place on their servers.

What if the app is collecting every bit of sensitive information behind the user that it wasn’t required to collect?

Usually, when we download most of the applications, as per the latest Android operating system/s released after the 9th version, all apps need to ask for user permission at the time of download. The permission to access phone content can be denied or temporarily allowed, giving extreme security privileges to users.

But who knows whether the app is acting as per the stipulations or sneaking a bit more than needed and then transmitting that data to remote servers?


Naveen Goud
Naveen Goud is a writer at Cybersecurity Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security

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