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Google kicked a video player off Play Store for mentioning .ass subtitle format

Google kicked a video player off Play Store for mentioning .ass subtitle format

The Play Store's automated app removal algorithms are supposed to make the distribution platform a safer place for everyone, but unfortunately, the process is prone to false positives. The latest victim to be struck by this is the Just (Video) Player for violating the profanity policy. The app included a note on the subtitle format .ass in its description, which Google's bots identified as a certain body part.

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Slide for Reddit back on the Play Store after Google admits mistake

Slide for Reddit back on the Play Store after Google admits mistake

The popular open-source Reddit client Slide for Reddit is now back on the Play Store after being mistakenly pulled by Google on July 9th. The company initially claimed that the app violated the Play Store's "impersonation" policy. However, upon further review, the app was found to be compliant with Play Store policies, and the app's listing was reinstated today.

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Slide for Reddit returns to Play Store, single word in app listing's screenshot blamed for removal (Updated)

Slide for Reddit returns to Play Store, single word in app listing's screenshot blamed for removal (Updated)

Slide for Reddit is a reasonably popular third-party, cross-platform, open-source Reddit client. In my humble opinion, it's the best one out there (don't @ me), but fans of the app may have noticed that it disappeared from the Play Store in the last couple of days. It turns out, the developer ran into a small problem with the app's rating, which, thanks to Google's stereotypically terrible developer support, quickly exploded into a full-blown suspension of the developer's account. (Update: And now it's back on the Play Store.)

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