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Google restricts the biggest app developer from Play Store
Google suspecting malicious cyberattacks and data breach possibilities, removing apps from a Chinese Android app developer DO Global which holds approximately 100 apps in Play Store with over 600 million downloads and is partly owned by Internet Major Baidu. Approx 46 apps from DO Global have already been removed from Play Store and company intends to ban DO Global overall with more app removals that would follow, BuzzFeed News Reported on Friday.

Google restricts the biggest app developer from Play Store

Google spokesperson on Friday stated that "Actively investigate malicious behaviour and when we find violations, We take actions, including the removal of a developer's ability to monetize their app with admob or published on Play".

Google restricts the biggest app developer from Play Store

"DO Global apps no longer offer ad inventory for purchase via Google's Admob Network", The Report Said.

Six apps from DO Global were committing ad fraud and concealing their ownership deals, BuzzFeed has earlier reported.

Google restricts the biggest app developer from Play Store

The Chinese company claims to have more than 250 million monthly active users for its apps and the reach of nearly 800 million user to its ad platform on Android.

Google restricts the biggest app developer from Play Store

"Their removal from the Play Store Marks one of the biggest Bans, if not the biggest, Google has even instituted against an app developer", the report noted.

Google restricts the biggest app developer from Play Store

Internet major Baidu Retains a 34% stake in that company. DO Global was a subsidiary of Baidu until it is Spunout earlier in 2018.

Writer: Shivam Dubey

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