Google: Purging of Ad-Blocking Apps from Google Play Follows Existing Policy

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Mar 14, 2013 
Mike Daly  |

Google apparently has become more aggressive in enforcing its Android app policy standards, as the Twitterverse lit up yesterday with reports that ad-blocking apps were being purged from Google Play. CNET and Android Police were among the first media outlets to catch on.

Reached for comment on these reports, a Google spokesperson responded simply: “We remove apps from Google Play that violate our policies.”

Google’s press office also pointed us to Android Police’s report as “a good summary” of the situation.

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Mike Daly is an award-winning writer and editor with 30 years of experience in publishing. He began his career in 1983 at The News of Paterson, N.J., a long-since defunct daily paper, where at age 22 he was promoted to the position of Editorial Page Editor. Since then he has served in managerial capacities with several news organizations, including Arts Weekly Inc. and North Jersey Media Group in New Jersey and Examiner Media in New York. His work has been honored on numerous occasions by the New Jersey Press Association and the Society for Professional Journalists.

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