Google is making it easier for users to find apps that have been independently tested for security. The company is adding a new badge to the Data Safety section of the Google Play store. This badge will show users which apps have been validated by a third-party security company.
In addition, Google is adding a new banner to the top of the Google Play store for VPN apps. This banner will educate users about the new security badge.
These changes are part of Google’s ongoing effort to make Google Play a safer and more secure platform.
What is the Data Safety section?
The Data Safety section is a new feature in Google Play that provides users with information about how apps collect, use, and share data. This information is based on self-reported data from developers.
The new security badge will be displayed in the Data Safety section for apps that have been validated by a third-party security company. This badge will give users an extra layer of assurance that the app is safe to use.
What is the VPN banner?
The VPN banner is a new feature at the top of the Google Play store for VPN apps. This banner will educate users about the importance of using a secure VPN app.
A VPN, or virtual private network, is a service that encrypts your internet traffic and routes it through a server in another location. This can help to protect your privacy and security online.
How can I find secure apps?
There are a few things you can do to find secure apps on Google Play:
- Look for the new security badge in the Data Safety section.
- Read app reviews to see what other users have to say about the app’s security.
- Use a trusted antivirus or anti-malware app to scan your device for security threats.
By following these tips, you can help to ensure that you are only installing secure apps on your device.