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FEATURED: Google Cloud Blocks Record DDoS attack of 46 Million Requests Per Second

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#AceNewsDesk – Google’s cloud division on Thursday disclosed it mitigated a series of HTTPS distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks which peaked at 46 million requests per second (RPS), making it the largest such DDoS offensive recorded to date.

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The attack, which occurred on June 1, 2022, targeting an unnamed Google Cloud Armor customer, is 76% larger than the 26 million RPS DDoS attack repealed by Cloudflare earlier this year, surpassing a then-record attack of 17.2 million RPS.

“To give a sense of the scale of the attack, that is like receiving all the daily requests to Wikipedia (one of the top 10 trafficked websites in the world) in just 10 seconds,” Google Cloud’s Emil Kiner and Satya Konduru said.

It’s said to have started around 9:45 a.m. PT with 10,000 RPS, before growing to 100,000 RPS eight minutes later and further ramping up within two minutes to hit a high of 46 million RPS at 10:18 a.m. PT. In all, the DDoS assault lasted for a total of 69 minutes.

Google said that the unexpectedly high volume of traffic originated from 5,256 IP addresses located in 132 countries, with Brazil, India, Russia, and Indonesia alone accounting for 31% of all the attack requests.

22% of the IP addresses (1,169) corresponded to TOR exit nodes, but were responsible for just 3% of the attack traffic.

“The attack leveraged encrypted requests (HTTPS) which would have taken added computing resources to generate,” the company noted. “The geographic distribution and types of unsecured services leveraged to generate the attack matches the Mēris family of attacks.”

In September 2021, the Mēris botnet was linked to a DDoS attack on Russian internet giant Yandex that peaked at 21.8 million RPS. Parts of the botnet’s infrastructure were sinkholed in late September 2021.

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BREAKING U.S FEC NEWS: Gives Google Green Light To Let Political Campaigns Evade Gmail Spam Filters

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#AceBreakingNews – A four-to-one vote by the Federal Election Commission (FEC) approved an advisory opinion on Google’s proposed pilot program for the 2022 elections that would keep campaign emails out of users’ spam folders according to Media Post News by

More than 1.5 billion people use Gmail each month to send and receive email, and roughly half of all email traffic across the Internet consists of unwanted spam, according to a letter sent by a Google representative to the FEC dated July 1, 2022, which was recently made public.

The letter also states that without such filtering, the volume of spam reaching inboxes would be overwhelming. All major email services use spam filters to provide a better experience for users. In this case, and many others, users need to mark the email as spam.

Google in July asked the commission if the pilot was legal or whether it would be considered an in-kind contribution, which refers to gifts of goods or services given to campaigns. In its advisory opinion, the FEC stated that the pilot would not break any laws.

“Once an Eligible Participant is accepted into the pilot, as long as its emails do not contain content prohibited by Gmail’s terms of service such as phishing, malware, or illegal content and comply with program requirements, those emails will not be affected by forms of spam detection to which they would otherwise be subject,” the letter states.

Placement of the emails into users’ inbox folders or spam folders will rely on direct feedback from each user, which means the user will need to mark it as spam.

The FEC opened the proposal for comment but nearly all of the feedback from the public was negative.

Google announced its political filtering plans shortly after a study showed that the company disproportionately flagged Republican fundraising emails as spam when compared to those of Democratic lawmakers and candidates. It also “enraged GOP and inspired a flurry of critical statements and an invitation for Kent Walker, Google’s chief legal officer, to explain the company’s filtering decisions in a private meeting on Capitol Hill.,” according to one media source.

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FEATURED AUSTRALIA: Google fined $60 million for misleading some mobile users about collection of location data

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#AceBreakingNews – Google has been slapped with a $60 million fine for some misleading consumers about the collection and use of their personal location data on Android phones between January 2017 and December 2018.

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The Federal Court last year found Google had misled a specific group of Android customers.(Unsplash: Mitchell Luo )none
The description of the Location History setting and the Web & App Activity setting.
The descriptions of the Location History setting and the Web & App Activity setting offered up to Android mobile users between 30 April 2018 and 19 December 2018.(Supplied: ACCC)none

The Federal Court has ordered Google LLC to pay $60 million in penalties for making misleading representations to consumers about the collection and use of their personal location data on Android phones between January 2017 and December 2018, following court action by the ACCC.

The Court previously found that Google LLC and Google Australia Pty Ltd (together, Google) had breached the Australian Consumer Law by representing to some Android users that the setting titled “Location History” was the only Google account setting that affected whether Google collected, kept and used personally identifiable data about their location.

In fact, another Google account setting titled “Web & App Activity” also enabled Google to collect, store and use personally identifiable location data when it was turned on, and that setting was turned on by default.

“This significant penalty imposed by the Court today sends a strong message to digital platforms and other businesses, large and small, that they must not mislead consumers about how their data is being collected and used,” ACCC Chair Gina Cass-Gottlieb said.

“Google, one of the world’s largest companies, was able to keep the location data collected through the “Web & App Activity” setting and that retained data could be used by Google to target ads to some consumers, even if those consumers had the “Location History” setting turned off.”

“Personal location data is sensitive and important to some consumers, and some of the users who saw the representations may have made different choices about the collection, storage and use of their location data if the misleading representations had not been made by Google,” Ms Cass-Gottlieb said.

The ACCC’s best estimate, based on available data, is that the users of 1.3 million Google accounts in Australia may have viewed a screen found by the Court to have breached the Australian Consumer Law.

Google took remedial steps and had addressed all of the contravening conduct by 20 December 2018, meaning that users were no longer shown the misleading screens.

“Companies need to be transparent about the types of data that they are collecting and how the data is collected and may be used, so that consumers can make informed decisions about who they share that data with,” Ms Cass-Gottlieb said.

“This is the first public enforcement outcome arising out of the ACCC’s Digital Platforms Inquiry.”

The ACCC and Google jointly submitted to the Court that a penalty of $60 million against Google LLC was appropriate, and that no separate penalty against Google Australia Pty Ltd was necessary, in circumstances where the Australian company was not responsible for the preparation of the screens which the Court found were misleading.

The Court has also made orders requiring Google to ensure its policies include a commitment to compliance and to train certain staff about Australian Consumer Law, as well as to pay a contribution to the ACCC’s costs.

Background

Google LLC is incorporated in the United States and based in Mountain View, California. It is a subsidiary of Alphabet Inc.

Google Australia Pty Ltd is a subsidiary of Google LLC and conducts certain aspects of Google LLC’s business in Australia, including the distribution of Pixel phones.

The ACCC instituted proceedings against Google LLC and Google Australia Pty Ltd in October 2019.

In April 2021, the Federal Court found that Google LLC and Google Australia Pty Ltd had breached the Australian Consumer Law when it made misleading representations about the collection and use of location data.

Until September 2018, the maximum penalty for breaches of Australian Consumer Law was $1.1 million per breach. The maximum penalty from September 2018 is the higher of $10 million, three times the value of any benefit obtained or, if the value cannot be determined, 10 per cent of turnover. The majority of Google’s conduct occurred before the maximum penalty was increased.

Consumers can access the “Web & App Activity” and “Location History” settings through their Google Account.

Additional Notes:

Consumers can also delete personal data that Google has already collected about them through their Google account.

The below images show a version of the description of the Location History and Web & App Activity settings shown to consumers setting up a Google account on their Android mobile device between 30 April 2018 and 19 December 2018

‘Used by Google to target ads to some consumers’

Web & App Activity settings shown to consumers setting up a Google account on their Android mobile device between 30 April 2018 and 19 December 2018
Location History settings shown to consumers setting up a Google account on their Android mobile device between 30 April 2018 and 19 December 2018

The below image shows a statement shown to consumers who used their Android mobile device to turn off (or “pause”) the Location History setting between early 2017 and late 2018

statement shown to consumers who used their Android mobile device to turn off (or “pause”) the Location History setting between early 2017 and late 2018

The below images show statements shown to consumers who used their Android mobile device to access the Web & App Activity setting between early 2017 and late 2018

statements shown to consumers who used their Android mobile device to access the Web & App Activity setting between early 2017 and late 2018
statements shown to consumers who used their Android mobile device to access the Web & App Activity setting between early 2017 and late 2018

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BREAKING AUSTRALIA: ACCC Will Not Oppose Google LLC acquisition of ‘ Cybersecurity Consulting Services Mandiant Inc ‘

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#AceBreakingNews – The ACCC will not oppose the proposed acquisition of Mandiant, Inc. by Google LLC.

Mandiant supplies cybersecurity consulting services, specialising in incident response, and other cybersecurity products.

Google supplies software and internet-based products, including Google Cloud and some cybersecurity products.

“Our investigation concluded that Google and Mandiant are not competitors in the supply of cybersecurity products and that this acquisition was not likely to substantially lessen competition,” ACCC Chair Gina Cass-Gottlieb said.

Our investigation found that there are a number of alternative suppliers of cybersecurity and cloud platform products.

“We found the acquisition was unlikely to give Google the incentive and ability to foreclose competitors in cloud platform or cybersecurity services due to the existence of alternative suppliers,”

In reaching this view the ACCC consulted with customers and competitors of Google and Mandiant.

More information is available on the ACCC’s website: Google LLC – Mandiant, Inc.

Background

Google is a global supplier of software and internet-based products, including ads, Android, Chrome, hardware, Gmail, Google Drive, Google Maps, Google Photos, Google Play, Search, YouTube, Google Cloud and Google Cloud Platform.

Mandiant is a global supplier of cybersecurity consulting services including incident response. It also supplies cybersecurity software and managed services.

Both parties are listed on the NASDAQ Stock Exchange.

In considering the proposed acquisition, the ACCC applies the legal test set out in section 50 of the Competition and Consumer Act.

In general terms, section 50 prohibits acquisitions that would have the effect, or be likely to have the effect, of substantially lessening competition in any market.

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BREAKING SOCIAL MEDIA: 30+ malicious Android apps with cumulative downloads of nearly 10 million have been found on the Google Play Store distributing adware.

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#AceBreakingNews – These 28+ Android Apps with 10 Million Downloads from the Play Store Contain Malware according to Hackers News report

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As many as 30 malicious Android apps with cumulative downloads of nearly 10 million have been found on the Google Play Store distributing adware.

“All of them were built into various programs, including image-editing software, virtual keyboards, system tools and utilities, calling apps, wallpaper collection apps, and others,” Dr.Web said in a Tuesday write-up.

While masquerading as innocuous apps, their primary goal is to request permissions to show windows over other apps and run in the background in order to serve intrusive ads.

To make it difficult for the victims to detect and uninstall the apps, the adware trojans hide their icons from the list of installed apps in the home screen or replace the icons with others that are likely to be less noticed (e.g., SIM Toolkit).

Some of these apps also offer the advertised features, as observed in the case of two apps: “Water Reminder- Tracker & Reminder” and “Yoga- For Beginner to Advanced.” However, they also covertly load various websites in WebView, and simulate user actions to click on banners and ads.

Also uncovered are another set of apps distributing the Joker malware in the form of launcher, camera, and emoji stickers apps that, when installed, subscribe users to paid mobile services without their knowledge and consent.

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The third category of rogue apps relates to those that pose as image editing software but, in reality, are designed to break into Facebook accounts.

“Upon launching, they asked potential victims to log in to their accounts and then loaded a genuine Facebook authorization page,” Dr.Web researchers said. “Next, they hijacked the authentication data and sent it to malicious actors.”

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Last but not least, also spotted on the app storefront was a rogue communications app known as “Chat Online,” which tricks users into providing their mobile phone numbers under the pretext of signing up for online dating services.

In a different version of the same malware, a seemingly real conversation is initiated, only for the app to prompt users to pay for premium access to continue the chat, incurring fraudulent charges.

Although these apps have been purged, it’s no surprise that mobile malware has been proven to be resilient, what with the criminal actors constantly finding new ways to bypass protections put in place by Google.

Users are recommended to exercise caution when it comes to downloading apps, Google Play or otherwise, and refrain from granting extensive permissions to apps. Turning on Google Play Protect and scrutinizing app reviews and ratings are other ways to secure devices from malware.

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BREAKING SOCIAL MEDIA: Google removed eight Android apps, with 3M cumulative downloads, from its marketplace for being infected with a Joker spyware variant.

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Google has removed eight apps from its Google Play store that were propagating a new variant of the Joker spyware, but not before they already had garnered more than 3 million downloads.

French security researcher Maxime Ingrao of cybersecurity firm Evinadiscovered a malware that he dubbed Autolycos that can subscribe users to a premium service as well as access users’ SMS messages,. according to a post he made on Twitter last week. This type of malware–in which malicious applications subscribe users to premium services without their knowledge or consent to rack up payment charges–is called toll fraud malware, or more commonly, fleeceware.

Ingrao said he discovered eight applications on the site spreading Autolycos since June 2021 that had racked up several million downloads. The cybercriminals behind Autolycos are using Facebook pages and running ads on Facebook and Instagram to promote the malware, he said.

“For example, there were 74 ad campaigns for Razer Keyboard & Theme malware,” Ingrao tweeted in one of a series of follow-up posts describing how the malware works.

Joker Rides Again

Ingrao compared the malware to Joker, a spyware discovered in 2019 that also secretly subscribed people to premium services and stole SMS messages, among other nefarious activities.

Indeed, upon further examination, researchers from Malwarebytes believe the malware is a new variant of Joker–what Malwarebytes refers to as “Android/Trojan.Spy.Joker–Malwarebytes intelligence researcher Pieter Artnz said in a post published a day after Ingrao’s revelation.

Joker was the first major malware families hat specialized in in fleeceware, according to Malwarebytes. The trojan would hide in the advertisement frameworks utilized by the malicious apps propagating it; these frameworks aggregate and serve in-app ads.

After the apps with Joker were installed, they would show a “splash” screen, which would display the app logo, to throw off victims while performing various malicious processes in the background, such as stealing SMSes and contact lists as well as performing ad fraud and signing people up for subscriptions without their knowledge.

Difference in Execution

One difference between the original Joker and Autolycos, however, was pointed out by Ingrao.”No webview like #Joker but only http requests,” he tweeted.

“It retrieves a JSON (Java Script Object Notation) on the C2 address: 68.183.219.190/pER/y,” Ingrao said of Autolycos in a tweet. “It then executes the URLs, for some steps it executes the URLs on a remote browser and returns the result to include it in the requests.”

Malwarebytes’ Artnz also explained this difference further in his post. While Joker used webviews—or a piece of Web content, such as “a tiny part of the app screen, a whole page, or anything in between”—to do its dirty week, Autolycos avoids this by executing URLs on a remote browser and then including the result in HTTP requests, he wrote.

This helps Autolycos evade detection even more adeptly than the original Joker, according to Malwarebytes’ Artnz said. “Not requiring a WebView greatly reduces the chances that the user of an affected device notices something fishy is going on,” he wrote.

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While Ingrao discovered the offending apps in July 2021 and reported them to Google quickly, he told BleepingComputer that the company took six months to remove six of the apps. Moreover, Google only finally removed the last two on July 13, according to Malwarebytes.

Artnz was critical of the lag time between discovery and removal, though he did not speculate as to the reason why, noting only that “the small footprint and masked usage of APIs must make it hard to find malicious apps among the multitude of apps that can be found in the Google Play Store.”

“It’s possible [the malicious apps] would still be available if the researcher hadn’t gone public because he said he got tired of waiting,” Artnz wrote.

Google did not immediately respond to request for comment on Monday. Indeed, the company has a storied history of struggling to keep malicious apps—in particular fleeceware--off its mobile app store for the Android platform.

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BREAKING: Google Wallet App To Be Released Support for ID’s & Vaccine Cards

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#AceBreakingNews – Google introduces new wallet with support for digital IDs and vaccine cards and they will be integrating digital ID cards and proof of vaccination cards into a new Google Wallet app that’s set to be released in a few weeks.

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Sameer Samat, Google’s Vice President of Product Management, said the tech giant is working with US states and governments around the world to bring digital IDs to Google Wallet and that driver’s licenses will be the first type of ID to be digitized in the app.
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Google will be integrating digital ID cards and proof of vaccination cards into a new Google Wallet app that’s set to be released in a few weeks.

Google revealed the new digital wallet app at its Google I/O ‘22 keynote. Sameer Samat, Google’s Vice President of Product Management, said the tech giant is working with US states and governments around the world to bring digital IDs to Google Wallet and that driver’s licenses will be the first type of ID to be digitized in the app.
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Google’s embrace of digital IDs and vaccine cards follows Apple introducing the tech last year when it partnered with several US states and the Transport Security Administration (TSA) to digitize driver’s licenses and then stuck taxpayers with part of the bill for the rollout.

When it started digitizing driver’s licenses, Apple insisted that users could present their ID without needing to unlock, show, or hand over their device. Samat made similar claims at Google I/O ‘22 and said users can share information from driver’s licenses that are stored in Google Wallet without having to give the phone to another person by either using near-field communication (NFC) or a quick response (QR code).

Digital vaccine cards have also started to be normalized by two of the world’s biggest phone manufacturers – Apple and Samsung.

Related: 🛡 The EU has big plans to normalize Digital IDs

As these powerful tech companies embrace digital IDs and vaccine cards, national governments and influential international organizationsare also pushing for greater adoption of this tech.

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BREAKING: Google Takes Another Look At Smart Glasses, Focuses On Translation:

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#AceBreakingNews – Voice interactions in search technology could become the backbone of a new product from Google. The teased technology during the “one more thing” moment at the end of its main Google I/O 2022 keynote, showing off a pair of smart glasses that looks much different than what marketers might expect. The company did shy away from calling them by their former name, Google Glass: Media Post News

The demonstration highlighted an additional 24 new languages to Google Translate, and the introduction of the ability to translate one language, such as Spanish, to another, such as English. The goal—to breakdown language barriers through augmented reality.

Sundar Pichai, Alphabet and Google CEO, introduced the early prototype. He said Google took years of research and integrated it into glasses in hopes the technology will fade into the background during everyday life. It will enable people to communicate regardless of any language they speak.

It’s been years, April 2013, since Google Glass started selling as a prototype, and then became available to the public in May 2014. It released photos as a concept in April 2012.

During the company’s 2012 I/O conference Sergey Brin interrupted Vic Gundotra, Google’s senior vice president, during a keynote about Google+. Gundotra introduced Brin’s presentation as “magical.”
“This can go wrong in about 500 different ways,” Brin said, asking the audience if they wanted to see a live demonstration of Google Glass.  

It’s been a long road since then, with executives like Tony Fadell, the former Apple executive and co-founder of Nest, came and went.

Now there are many types of smart glasses on the market offered by companies such as Microsoft, as well as Meta, which hooked up with Ray-Ban to develop Ray-Ban Stories Smart Glasses, a type of smart sunglass.

Google’s latest development looks more like a combination of what has come to be known as “smart assisted reality glasses.” Rather than a pair of augmented reality glasses, the latest version of Google’s glasses would support audio functions. It seems as if the glasses will focus on search via speech technology. The tech inside the glasses would respond via voice. This, of course, could change in time.

Google could have a way to go to get the technology perfected. Rami Ismail in a tweet congratulated Google for getting Arabic script backwards and disconnected during Picha’s presentation of Google Translate because small independent startups like Google can’t afford to hire anyone with a 4-year-old’s’ elementary school level knowledge of Arabic writing.

The translation did occur in a pair of AR glasses, so any future development and integration of innovation is possible.

For right now, anyway, from Google’s demonstration this week, the glasses are meant to do one thing, display translated text. It’s not meant to replace the smartphone or tablet.

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BREAKING: Google Chrome Adds Virtual Credit Card Numbers to Keep Your Real Ones Safe

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#AceBreakingNews – Google today announced that its Chrome browser will now offer users the ability to use a virtual credit card number in online payment forms on the web. These virtual card numbers allow you to keep your ‘real’ credit card number safe when you buy something online since they can be easily revoked if a merchant’s systems get hacked. A number of credit card issuers already offer these virtual credit card numbers, but they are probably far less mainstream than they should be according to Tech Crunch News

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Google says these virtual cards will roll out in the U.S. later this summer. Since Google is working with both card issuers like Capital One, which is the launch partner for this feature, but also the major networks like Visa and American Express, which will be supported at launch, with Mastercard support coming later this year. Having support from the networks is definitely a big deal here, because trying to get every individual card issuer on board would be a difficult task.

The new feature will be available on Chrome on desktop and Android first, with iOS support rolling out later.

“This is a landmark step in bringing the security of virtual cards to as many consumers as possible,” said Arnold Goldberg, the Vice President and General Manager of Payments at Google. “Shoppers using Chrome on desktop and Android can enjoy a fast checkout experience when shopping online while having the peace of mind knowing that their payment information is protected.”

From the user perspective, this new autofill option will simply enter the virtual card’s details for you, including the CVV that you can never remember for your physical cards, and then you can manage the virtual cards and see your transactions at pay.google.com.  While these virtual cards are typically used for one-time purchases, you will also be able to use these cards for subscriptions, too.

Since this is Google, some users will obviously worry that the company will use this additional data about your purchase habits, but Google says it will not use any of this information for ad targeting purposes.

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BREAKING: Match Group Sues Google For Allegations Including Anticompetitive App Store Behavior

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#AceBreakingNews – Match Group, the company behind Tinder, OkCupid and Match.com, has sued Google, alleging that the search giant runs an illegal monopoly in the Google Play Store and that its in-app payment policies are anticompetitive, including the 30% cut the company gets for some in-app purchases Media Post News by

Shar Dubey, Match Group CEO, in a release called the move a “measure of last resort.” Google also informed Match that its apps will be removed from the Google Play Store at the beginning of June unless Match complies with a rule introduced in 2020 requiring apps to exclusively use Google’s in-app payment processing.

The suit — filed on May 9 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California — seeks an “injunctive and other appropriate relief for the material, irreparable harm Google’s manipulation of markets, broken promises, and abuse of power have caused (and continue to cause) Match Group and its customers.”

The company also alleges that Google has a “stranglehold over Android app distribution,” because less than 10% of app downloads on Android devices happen outside the Google Play Store. 

Match Group claims that Google forced the company to limit the way its customers pay for services, requiring them to use Google Pay Balance (GPB) for all in-app purchases. Google also charge a “service fee,” something like a tax of up to 30% on every in-app purchase made. The fees force developers to charge users more for their services and use resources they would otherwise invest in employees, technologies, and user-requested features. Monopolizing the market, Match Group said, for in-app payments will further cement Google’s near-total control of the Android ecosystem.

Match Group also cited Google’s deal with Spotify, which permitted its users to choose between Spotify’s payment platform and GPB. The deal Google called “User Choice Billing” did not offer anything new for developers or users.

When Match Group asked to participate in the same deal given Spotify, the company said, Google rejected Match Group’s request, describing “User Choice Billing” as a “pilot program” that was still under development.

Google responded on Monday that Match Group is trying to get out of paying for the services Google provides as part of its platform.

“Google Play has been the launchpad for millions of developer businesses to connect with consumers around the world,” Wilson White, VP of government affairs & Public Policy, wrote in a post. “That’s because we’ve earned the trust of billions of users as a safe place to find great apps and games.”

In a long list of grievances in opposition to the lawsuit, White wrote that the fees cover a range of services and processing fees, and they are the lowest among major app stores.

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