Google has banned apps that generate fake identities on the Play Store. In this way, apps that create or facilitate the creation of fictitious documents on Android smartphones, such as IDs, social security numbers, passports, diplomas, credit cards and driver's licenses, will be removed or rejected. The move was announced after the Google Developer Policy Center terms were updated.
Apps that simulate fictitious documents are banned in the Google app store Photo: Thssius Veloso / TechTudo
A by affecting all applications that have this purpose. According to Google, even those that are used for games, entertainment, among other similar uses, are prohibited in the store.
The decision is yet another maneuver by the company to prevent deceptive behavior by developers. Applications that simulate system functionality or interfere with their operation, such as notifications or notices, for example, were already banned from the store.
For now, there is no information on when existing apps that generate fictional documents will be removed from the Play Store. The update, however, will not prevent developers from creating and hosting such programs on other websites.