Google Initiated Controlling Photo Apps on Play Store.

Google Initiated Controlling Photo Apps play store

Google is the widely used search engine among India and the world as well. If we talk about the android, Google handles the Play Store and its related apps. There are so many apps are designed to beautify the Photos and to edit them. These apps, no doubt, has become the source of attraction among the females who love to take selfies and upload on social networking sites after editing.

But Are these Photo-editing apps are secure and Safe?

As the latest research has come up, these apps are now known as the Photo-stealing apps which are not secured. These apps demand personal information while registering on these apps. Through this, they can generally steal phone data and personal photos as well. Either don’t carry the Personal Photos or to be secure!!

Just open your play store and surf for photo editing apps, You will find numerous apps with a variant of features and excellent reviews & ratings. These features lure the user to download and to use. People have become crazy to click the photos and go viral on social media sites after editing. This habit leads to launch the beauty apps on play store exclusively. After all, it gives you the pleasure to edit the skin texture and adding more exclusive features to beautify the overall picture. Make a collage or change the background, change the color of the photo or add some animation, everything has become easy with these free play store photo editing apps.

As per recent news, Google found some insecure activities and decided to remove those photo editing apps which are spying the personal information from the phone. Approx 29 beauty apps are removed from the play store after getting confirmation by Security Firm Trend Micro. It was found that these apps pushed intrusive screen ads and stole the phone data including the personal photos as well. The download rates of these apps are much higher in India.

One can not find the suspicious behavior while installing them up, but while deleting these apps, they created a shortcut after being launched which is hidden from the app drawer which makes it difficult uninstalling from the device. Some apps push malicious screen ads and porn images and some may redirect you to a fake website asking for your personal details such as mail-id, contact number etc. As per the secret news journalist, these apps upload the images from a private server and further fetch for bad activities such as pornography and distributing among social media sites. In fact, No one can work for free so these free apps designers earn the money by fetching the personal photos and sharing on social media sites for money.

Not every photo apps mentioned here can be the culprit, yet Google has removed 29 photo editing apps which are listed here:-

  1. Pro Camera Beauty
  2. Cartoon Art Photo
  3. Emoji Camera
  4. Artistic effect Filter
  5. Art Editor
  6. Beauty Camera
  7. Selfie Camera Pro
  8. Horizon Beauty Camera
  9. Super Camera
  10. Art Effects for Photo
  11. Awesome Cartoon Art
  12. Art Filter Photo
  13. Art Filter Photo Effects
  14. Cartoon Effect
  15. Art Effect
  16. Photo Editor
  17. Wallpapers HD
  18. Magic Art Filter Photo Editor
  19. Fill Art Photo Editor
  20. ArtFlipPhotoEditing
  21. Art Filter
  22. Cartoon Art Photo
  23. Prizma Photo Effect
  24. Cartoon Art Photo Filter
  25. Art Filter Photo Editor
  26. Pixture
  27. Art Effect
  28. Photo Art Effect
  29. Cartoon Photo Filter

So while downloading any app, please take some security measurements.

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