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Google Play puts Android apps on notice: No naughty JavaScript, Python, Lua

Jamie Jones Silver badge
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Android already needs specific permission to access the network.

However, a while back, google modified the play store to grant that permission to all apps that request it, silently, without mentioning it to the user, and without any option for a user to revoke it.

So, the code is already there, but Google chose to effectively disable it.

Draw your own conclusions!

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