For example, the app for the Cape Cod Times (selected at random) notes that the app may share Location, Personal, and three other kinds of data with third parties. It also may collect Location, Personal, and three other kinds of data. It does note that data is encrypted in transit and you can ask that your data be deleted.
Data safety list for the Cape Cod Times
Android Developers disseminates a tweet with the news
Additionally, an app’s version number has disappeared from the Google Play Store app, although this info remains listed on the website version of the Play Store. Android users used to be able to find this information by opening the “About this app” section of a listing, and scroll down to “App info” where it was the first bit of information listed. Version numbers of an app are important when certain changes have been made to that app and you want to make sure that you have the version that contains the update.
Whether this is an intentional move by Google or a bug, isn’t clear. We can’t think of a reason why Google would want to remove this data from the Play Store. We will keep an eye on the situation and if anything new develops, this article will be updated.