Google: Play Protect cut harmful Android app installs by 20% in 2018

Found on Venturebeat on Friday, 29 March 2019
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Google says that Google Play Protect, Android’s AI-driven built-in defense mechanism that scans over 50 billion apps every day on-device and upwards of 500,000 in the cloud, substantially cut down on the number of Potentially Harmful Applications (PHAs) in Google Play.

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