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Google clamps down on apps that misuse accessibility API -- and it could affect your favorite apps

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Google is launching a crackdown on apps that misuse Accessibility Services, threatening to remove them from the Play Store. The API was created specifically to help users with various disabilities, but developers have latched onto it as a way of increasing the functionality of their apps. The likes of Tasker, LastPass and Universal Copy are among the titles that make use of the Accessibility Services API, and they have been warned to either explain why they are using the API, stop using the API, or unpublish their app. Google has emailed a number of developers, telling them that they must… [Continue Reading]

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