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slice Issues a Statement Clarifying Recent Google Play Protect Alert

On twenty third June, slice’s Android customers who had up to date their app to the ten.0.7.1 model have been alerted by Google Play Shield that our app was dangerous and made makes an attempt to entry our customers’ private information. 


This assertion is to make clear this alert relayed by Google Play Shield. 


To start with, this model of the app was meant to sync telephone and SMS permissions for waitlisted customers to confirm and match the SIM as per UPI tips.


Upon receiving this alert, the slice crew labored carefully with the Google Play Retailer crew to determine the problem. As per the directions given by Google Play Retailer crew, the problem incurred because of the following cause – “The prominent disclosures for Location, Contact, SMS need to be expanded to disclose the type of data, features and scenarios referenced and relevant to the slice app.


Whereas updating the UPI telephone and SMS permissions for waitlisted customers, the crew missed updating the UPI use case on the permission display screen. Please observe that the permission display screen is within the app from the start, and person consent is taken to proceed. The shortage of specs concerning the outstanding disclosures led to the momentary alert from Google Play Shield. Nevertheless, there is no such thing as a materials change within the app. 


The difficulty was recognized and resolved inside 4 hours of being notified of this alert and all customers have been instructed to replace/reinstall the app with the model titled, instantly. Later after this, Google Play Retailer has eliminated the alert after reviewing the up to date data on the permission display screen. Even for customers who’re with the model titled,, the dangerous alert gained’t come up by re-scan the app. 


Right here is the hyperlink to the primary assertion that went out on 24th June and subsequently on 25th June, relaying the small print of why this alert was issued by Google Play.  


slice, as all the time, reiterates its true dedication in the direction of defending the privateness of the customers’ information. slice doesn’t entry or violate the privateness of the non-public information of its customers which embody name logs, audio recordings and pictures. slice seeks restricted permissions that customers consent to, for availing a slice card and the environment friendly utilization of its providers which lately included UPI. 


Additional, that is to reiterate that Google Play has not formally termed slice as a dangerous app by way of an official assertion to the general public.

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