Google took down over 700,000 apps from Play Store last year, TechCrunch says.
Google says it has removed 700,000 potentially harmful or deceiving apps from its Google Play Store last year, up 70% from 2016, TechCrunch reports. Google VP and Head of Security for Google Play Dave Kleidermacher told TechCrunch that the chance of installing a malicious app on the store is now 0.00006%, and the vast majority of such dangerous apps never made it into the store at all. Kleidermacher also said that users are 10 times more likely to install a harmful app from a non-Play source than Google's official store, the report says. [Reference Link]:[https://techcrunch.com/2018/01/30/google-says-it-removed-700k-apps-from-the-play-store-in-2017-up-70-from-2016/?ncid=rss]