Google Play Protect unifies and rebrands Android’s security features

August 9th, 2017   decode   Android 7.1

Google has unified and rebranded its Android security tech – meet Google Play Protect. It scans apps in the Play Store before you download them to make sure they follow the rules.

But Play Protect also watches apps as they run on phones and uses machine learning to detect unexpected behavior – when that occurs, you get a notification and the app gets the boot. Google boasts that it scans 50 billion apps a day.

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