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Google verbannt Datenschutz-Apps
« on: 2014, 09, 05; 21:45:15 »
Quote from: EFF
Blocking Consumer Choice: Google's Dangerous Ban of Privacy and Security App

As reported last week in the Wall Street Journal, Google has banned the privacy and security app Disconnect Mobile from the play store. By doing so, Google has shown once again that it cares more about allowing third-parties to monetize the tracking of its users than about allowing those users to ensure their own security and privacy. The banned app, Disconnect Mobile, is designed to stop non-consensual third party trackers on Android (much like EFF's Privacy Badger does in Firefox or Chrome). Disconnect released their app in the Android Play Store and Apple's App Store a little over a week ago. Google removed the app just five days after it was released, citing Section 4.4 of the Play Store developer distribution agreement.1 This section states that developers agree not to use the Play Store to distribute apps that interfere with or disrupt the services of any third party.

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Quote from: techdirt
Google Bans Disconnect.me App From Play Store Based On Vague Guidelines

from the not-this-again dept

Having had our own run-ins with Google's opaque (and often hypocritical) decision-making process at times, it's not surprising (though unfortunate) to hear of yet another case. The folks over at Disconnect.me have been working on tools to give people more control over their own data and how it's shared. They're not looking to stop all data sharing, but rather put it back under the control of the individual users, rather than companies in the middle. While this may make some companies nervous, it shouldn't. A company that is actually providing value and is properly transparent shouldn't have to worry about such things.

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Google lebt von Daten. Sie verkaufen die Informationen, wer wann wo und wie lange online war, das ist ihr Geschäftsmodell. Mit Apps wie disconnect.me haben sie deshalb keine rechte Freude, und haben sie deshalb jetzt von ihren Geräten verbannt. Zum Glück gibt es noch andere Anbieter, bei denen disconnect.me hervorragend läuft, und das hoffentlich auch weiter tun wird.

Bedenklich ist aber der grundsätzliche Vorgang, daß ein Hersteller den Kunden die Verwendung von sicherheitssoftware überhaupt verbietet. Offenbar ist ja nicht nur disconnect.me betroffen. Groß thematisiert wird das bis auf die beiden Artikel bisher leider nicht.

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Re: Google verbannt Datenschutz-Apps
« Reply #1 on: 2014, 09, 08; 22:24:14 »
Hab grade bei disconnect.me gelesen, daß sie wieder im google play-Store erhältlich sind. Leider keine genaueren Hintergründe, und wie's mit den anderen Apps aussieht, weiß ich auch nicht. Mal sehen, was da noch kommt.

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Re: Google verbannt Datenschutz-Apps
« Reply #2 on: 2014, 09, 09; 21:15:51 »
Und schon haben sie die Privatsphäre-App wieder gekickt:

http://www.cnet.com/news/disconnect-mobile-yanked-again-from-google-play/

Erklärungen von Google gibt es nach wie vor keine.

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