Tuesday March 31, 2020
Home Lead Story Google and Ap...

Google and Apple Take Action Against Mischievous Coronavirus App

Google, Apple crack down on mischievous coronavirus apps

0
//
Google
Google and Apple have begun taking action on fake mischievous apps to fight new coronavirus-related misinformation on their app stores. Pixabay

Google and Apple have begun taking action on fake mischievous apps to fight new coronavirus-related misinformation on their app stores. This is the latest news.

Apple is removing all coronavirus-related mobile software not from recognized health organizations or the government, reports CNBC.

Google, on the other hand, has stopped throwing results if someone search about coronavirus on its Play Store.

Some of these apps used public data from reliable sources like the World Health Organization (WHO) to create dashboards or live maps. “Some developers asked not to be named to avoid further complications with Apple’s review process,” the report mentioned.

On the Apple App Store, the top result for “COVID 19” is a “virus tracker” app from a developer called Healthlynked with WHO figures and maps charting where confirmed cases have been.

Google
Google, on the other hand, has stopped throwing results if someone search about coronavirus on its Play Store. Pixabay

Google Play has published a website called “Coronavirus: Stay informed” with suggested apps, including software from the CDC, Red Cross, and Twitter. Some popular Android apps related to the coronavirus are not available for iPhones, said the report.

With claims related to false cures or prevention methods for coronavirus, like drinking bleach cures infections, spreading on social media giants like Facebook and Twitter have started taking proactive measures to fight the spread of harmful content, apart from taking action against those who spread misinformation.

Facebook said it is focusing on limiting the spread of misinformation and harmful content about the virus, while also connecting people to helpful information. Twitter said it has invested significantly in its proactive abilities to ensure trends, search, and other common areas of the service are protected from malicious behaviour.

Also Read- Twitter Expands its Rules Around Hate Speech

Twitter said it is also halting any auto-suggest results that are likely to direct individuals to non-credible content on the platform. Facebook said it is closely coordinating with leading health organisations to make it easier for people to connect with accurate information about the situation due to the coronavirus outbreak. (IANS)

Next Story

Google Stops Selling its Third Generation Smartphones “Pixel 3 and 3 XL” (Tech Report)

A Google spokesperson advised those who still wanted to purchase a third-generation Pixel to look at Best Buy and B&H Photo, which still have some inventory

0
Google
Last year, the company stopped selling the second gen Pixel devices around the same time, which is April. Pixabay

Google has stopped selling it’s third generation Pixel 3 and 3XL smartphones on its online store.

Last year, the company stopped selling the second gen Pixel devices around the same time, which is April.

A Google spokesperson advised those who still wanted to purchase a third-generation Pixel to look at Best Buy and B&H Photo, which still have some inventory.

Please Follow NewsGram on Twitter To Get All Latest Updates From All Around The World!

Google
Google has stopped selling it’s third generation Pixel 3 and 3XL smartphones on its online store. Wikimedia Commons

“In any case, we might recommend you consider the power-efficient and economical Pixel 3a or 3a XL, but perhaps not before its successor is released: the 4a,” GSMArena reported on Tuesday quoting Android Police.

We’re expecting to see the launch of the budget-friendly Pixel 4a coming soon.

ALSO READ: Most Infants Consume Added Sugar: Study

The rumours and leaks of the Pixel 4a began a few months ago. (IANS)