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App permission information returns to Play Store while other data is lost

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Google just made some changes to the Google Play Store, the storefront used by Android users to find and install apps. First, Google is bringing back the list of app permissions requested by Android users by each app. This list has been removed by Google when it added data security data as a replacement. The latter is a list of personal information that a particular app sends to third parties and also collects from users.
Android users wanted the permissions list to return, because this information was created by Google compared to the data security list sent to Google by app developers and may be missing certain important bits of information that developers don’t want to include.

For example, the app for the Cape Cod Times (randomly selected) notes that the app may share location data, personal information, and three other types of data with third parties. It can also collect location data, personal data and three other types of data. It takes into account that data is encrypted in transit and you can request that your data be deleted.

The good news is that Google is bringing back the permissions list. A tweet sent by the official android developers Twitter account (via 9to5Google) states: “Privacy and transparency are core values ​​in the Android community. We’ve heard your feedback that you find the app permissions section in Google Play helpful, and we’ve decided to reintroduce it. The app permissions section will be back soon.”
It proves that when Android users are fighting for things they would like to see added to Android, Google is listening.

In addition, the version number of an app has disappeared from the Google Play Store app, although this information is still listed on the Play Store website version. Android users used to be able to find this information by opening the “About This App” section of a listing and scrolling down to “App Info,” where it was the first piece of information. Version numbers of an app are important when certain changes have been made to that app and you want to make sure you have the version that contains the update.

Whether this is an intentional move by Google or a bug is not clear. We can’t think of any reason why Google would want to remove this data from the Play Store. We are monitoring the situation and if anything new develops, this article will be updated.

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