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A Netflix crackdown on borrowed logins could be coming

A Netflix crackdown on borrowed logins could be coming

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings has famously proclaimed that he doesn't mind his customers sharing their accounts with other people — which goes against Section 4.2 of the streaming service's own terms of use — because those other people tend to purchase their own subscription at some point. But it seems that the era of borrowed logins might soon come to an end.

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Play Store app policy changes go after misleading subscriptions, prep for Android 11 location permissions

Play Store app policy changes go after misleading subscriptions, prep for Android 11 location permissions

The Play Store has a problem with sleazy apps that overcharge customers for basic functionality via subscriptions. A lot of people often don't even realize that they're signing up for expensive plans due to apps highlighting free trials, conveniently concealing that they automatically turn into paid subscriptions. To combat these frauds, Google will instate new Play Store policies that force developers to disclose exactly how much and what for they're charging starting June 16 while the company will also send out emails warning customers before trials turn into paid subscriptions. The updated policies additionally prepare a change for location permissions in Android 11 — developers have to get approval from Google before they're allowed to access background location.

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