Google removes lending apps in India to protect users By Reuters

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MUMBAI (Reuters) – Alphabet’s (NASDAQ 🙂 Inc’s Google removed lending apps in India from the Play Store, where the vast majority of Indians download phone apps in an attempt to protect users, said in a blog post Thursday. “We have reviewed hundreds of personal loan applications in India, based on indicators submitted by users and government agencies,” Suzanne Frey, Vice President of Product, Security and Privacy for Android said in the publication. Google did not elaborate on the number of apps that had been removed. He said he would make sure the apps comply with local laws and regulations. “Apps that don’t will be removed without prior notice,” he said.

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