Google’s Android Market allowed a few hundred thousand downloads of malware apps to user smart phones. Andy Greenberg in Forbes:
Your Android phone has a built-in kill switch for nasty apps. And Google, apparently, is not afraid to use it.
Another feature of being open is being Big Brother.
The search giant announced that it had remotely wiped “a number” of malicious Android apps from users’ phones, programs that earlier in the week had been identified as malware and pulled from Android’s app store.
What happens when the government tells Google to wipe certain apps from Android smartphones?