Google this week took down some personal loan apps from the Indian Play Store in an effort to protect customers from predatory lenders. The company had banned payday loan apps back in 2019, but enforcement has been lax.
The Indian government has just banned 59 Chinese mobile apps, arguing that they are ""which are prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India, security of state and public order.” The list of apps includes stalwarts like TikTok and UC Browser, as well as apps like WeChat.
The Indian government just banned 50 popular Chinese apps, including TikTok, ShareIt, UC Browser, Weibo, WeChat, Helo, and Likee. Most of these services have hundreds of millions of users in India, so why did the government just ban them? Here's what you need to know.
Google is expanding its Google Operations Centers across India and the Philippines and starting a new facility in Mississippi, with plans to grow its in-house customer service staff from 1,000 to 4,800 by the end of 2020.
Over the course of this week, several Android users in India took to Twitter over the mysterious appearance of a government helpline number on their devices. Turns out it was Google that coded them into Android by default.