One of the changes to the Play Store announced at Google I/O as "coming soon" was the ability for app developers to publish links to their privacy policies, thus making their intentions more transparent right out of the gate. By using Android apps, we allow a lot of personal information to travel through the tubes, and it's in everyone's best interests to disclose just what exactly happens to it in an open way.

Here's the relevant bit from the Google I/O session I was talking about earlier:

The privacy policy links are now live in both the updated Android app (version 3.7.11) and the Play Store website. Observe, using the Google I/O app as an example:

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  • Testovac Testov

    Latest Play Store is 3.7.13

  • FlexPlexico

    This is all good and fine, but we still need a better system
    for warning other users about permission creep. When I give an app one star, I
    would like to be able to say why: Low usability, Lack of functionality, low
    quality, too many permissions requested, etc.

    A couple of months ago the LinkedIn app required access to
    the syslog on my phone (according to Google Play). Regardless of LinkedIn's
    privacy policy I do not want them to touch my syslog. We need a way of warning
    users about this.

  • billal hossain

    I need play stor software installer download