Expert Reaction On Google Play Bans “Sugar Dating” Apps

Google has banned “sugar dating” apps, allowing users to find others to engage in “compensated sexual relationships” as part of its inappropriate content policy. Our experts responded below:

Experts Comments

July 30, 2021
Jake Moore
Cybersecurity Specialist
ESET

Sugar dating by nature is often pushed underground and therefore tends to reside alongside malware and other illicit trends. Apps such as these can even be developed to harvest sensitive data and not actually commit to what they offer.

This new shake up, however, acts as a comfort blanket to all Play Store users with their best interests at heart. Google is clearly cleaning up what they can which is likely to further protect users from rogue and more untoward apps.

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Sugar dating by nature is often pushed underground and therefore tends to reside alongside malware and other illicit trends. Apps such as these can even be developed to harvest sensitive data and not actually commit to what they offer.

This new shake up, however, acts as a comfort blanket to all Play Store users with their best interests at heart. Google is clearly cleaning up what they can which is likely to further protect users from rogue and more untoward apps.

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