Google bars Payday loans apps from its Play store

Joanna Estrada
October 20, 2019

Google Datally, the app that wanted to save your mobile data, couldn't save itself, sadly. The apps, in question, are mostly utility apps such as QR code readers, image editors, backup utilities, a phone finder. They were also capable of hiding their app icons in the launcher, making it hard for users to find and remove them.

Android fans should be pleased to know that if they keep their smartphones connected to a stable Wi-Fi network, a new update is going to pop up in their notifications panel. For one, this forces them to offer lower rates. The app then hid its own icon to establish persistence on the infected device so it could begin aggressively serving up ads.

Now, Datally joins the list of failed Google apps. In the coming time, the company may close this app completely.

A Google spokesperson said that the expanded financial policy, which was implemented in August, aims to protect users against exploitative terms. These are the apps that were seeing a reduced number of users day after day. The app takes advantage of a VPN to automatically check data usage of each app installed on the phone and lets users block background data usage. Remember, most of the system apps can not be uninstalled, while these malicious apps are easily uninstallable.

Popular traffic-sniffer Wireguard is an open source app available for multiple operating systems. Users can share pictures, a short biography and they can also link their Instagram, Facebook or Spotify account if they wish to. SHAREit has been one of the top 10 most downloaded apps on Google Play for the last 10 years joining WhatsApp Instagram, Skype as one of the big players.

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