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[XGNews]: Xiaomi app store announced that it would stop recording and processing clean-up apps, while cracking down on “hot update violations” apps

The following is the [XGNews]: Xiaomi app store announced that it would stop recording and processing clean-up apps, while cracking down on “hot update violations” apps recommended by xgapn.com.

Today, Xiaomi app store announced that it will continue to carry out a series of actions of “governance of APP infringement on users’ rights and interests” and launch a special investigation of “engaging in illegal behaviors through hot update capabilities”.

Governance of APP infringement on users’ rights and interests

It home learned that the official of Xiaomi app store said that in recent years, APP violations such as illegal collection and use of personal information, excessive claims and frequent harassment still occur from time to time. Xiaomi app store will carry out a series of actions of “governance of APP infringement on user rights” to check the privacy and security compliance of on-board apps.

As of June 30, the privacy and security issues of the full number of on-board applications have been detected. In the process of assisting developers to complete compliance modifications, a total of 11375 applications that could not be contacted and refused to be rectified have been removed from the shelves.

At the same time, clean-up applications are high incidence areas of user complaints such as “frequent malicious pop ups” and “infringement of user privacy”, which have seriously infringed on the legitimate rights and interests of Xiaomi users and the MIUI system experience. This “series of governance actions of APP infringement on users’ rights and interests” will also focus on the on shelf and off shelf cleaning products for centralized troubleshooting and governance.

Xiaomi app store will stop the collection of clean-up apps from now on, and gradually promote processing measures such as offline from July 12, 2022.

Next, Xiaomi app store will also carry out a special inspection action against “SDK privacy compliance issues”, focusing on the special rectification of “apps, SDK illegal processing of personal user information” and other issues. For problematic applications, priority will be given to guiding developers to rectify themselves within the specified time limit, and apps will deal with problems such as overdue rectification or refusal to cooperate.

Special investigation of “engaging in illegal behaviors through hot update capability”

Xiaomi app store officials pointed out that in the Internet industry, protecting users’ software experience and information security has gradually become an industry trend. In the past detection and inspection operations, Xiaomi app store found that a large number of illegal applications engaged in illegal activities through the “hot update” technology. “Hot update violations” is also a high incidence area for user reports and feedback.

At present, due to the strong concealment of “hot update” technology, it is often used by illegal developers for technical confrontation to bypass supervision and detection. Xiaomi app store said it firmly supports the elimination of such applications that engage in illegal activities through “hot update” means, and actively builds technical capacity and institutional means to rectify “hot update illegal” products.

Next, Xiaomi app store will carry out a one-year special action to investigate “illegal behaviors through hot update capability”. Carry out continuous patrol and inspection on products with integrated “hot update capability” or “installation and execution of changeable application feature / function code”, and remove products with clearly identified violations from the shelves and dispose of them with necessary means.

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