Rats Abandon a Sinking Ship?
Oh, lordy! Pessimism radar pegging in the red!
Fair go, Mozilla and Microsoft et al may be acting entirely honestly. I mean, in an infinite universe I can't exclude that! But a few other scenarios refuse to remain quiet in my increasingly Nietzsche-esque mind.
1. They were all in cahoots, but were tipped-off that they were about to be rumbled. Then either TrustCor/Measurement Systems is hung out to dry as the actual perp, or as a patsy.
2. They were all in cahoots, but TrustCor/Measurement Systems narked someone off and "Man Overboard Plan A" was executed.
3. It was a <insert government agency> collaboration with TrustCor/Measurement Systems, but the big boys were cut out and so are "doing the right thing". (Who do we know with strong ties to Panama?)
The apps were pulled, though some have since returned to Google Play with the offending code removed.
=> The apps were pulled, though some have since returned to Google Play with the offending code steganographied. (Apologies for uncling my uncle. Tut tut!)