Google Play Forces Crypto Wallet Samourai to Remove Security Features

Crypto wallet Samourai removed security features introduced in its latest app update after Google Play found them in conflict with its “store policies.”The app’s Twitter handle confirmed that it has disabled features called Stealth Mode, Remote SMS, and SIM Switch Defense. A separate blog post accused Google Play of being extremely restrictive to become a “walled garden,” an internet slang reserved for web services that practice excessive control.

“We applied for an exemption with Google months ago, which was rejected days ago, despite our argument that removing such functionality would cause users who rely on those features to be less secure and more exposed,” wrote Samourai.

Reference: https://www.ccn.com/google-play-forces-crypto-wallet-samourai-to-remove-security-features/

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