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The sad state of Android: Google removed over 700,000 bad apps last year

Google just released a security update on its Android blog in which it reveals how it fought bad apps this year, revealing it combined new machine learning models and techniques on top of actual humans monitoring app submissions. The company said it was able to remove some 700,000 fraudulent or malicious apps, both before and after they reached actual consumers. That’s a new record for the company, marking a 70% increase compared to last year.
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