Google, Paytm, Violation, Technology & Computing

Google, Paytm

Google removes Paytm mobile app from store over policy violations

Google removes Paytm mobile app from store over policy violations

18/9/2020 1:54:00 PM

Google removes Paytm mobile app from store over policy violations

Alphabet Inc's Google on Friday removed the mobile app of SoftBank and Alibaba-backed Indian fintech firm Paytm from its Android store over ...

BusinessAlphabet Inc's Google on Friday removed the mobile app of SoftBank and Alibaba-backed Indian fintech firm Paytm from its Android store over violations of its gambling policy.A worker adjusts a hoarding of Paytm, a digital payments firm, in Ahmedabad, India, January 31, 2019. REUTERS/Amit Dave/File Photo

Three piracy attacks in Singapore Strait over 2 days double October cases to 6, an all-time monthly high for this year Netting put up along parts of Changi Jurassic Mile after woman hit on head by golf ball China gives six US media outlets a week to report on operations

18 Sep 2020 06:35PMShare this contentBookmarkNEW DELHI: Alphabet Inc's Google on Friday removed the mobile app of SoftBank and Alibaba-backed Indian fintech firm Paytm from its Android store over violations of its gambling policy."We don't allow online casinos or support any unregulated gambling apps that facilitate sports betting," the U.S. tech company said in a blog post.

AdvertisementAdvertisement"This includes if an app leads consumers to an external website that allows them to participate in paid tournaments to win real money or cash prizes, it is a violation of our policies."The blog post did not name Paytm, but Google separately confirmed the removal for policy violations.

Paytm said on Twitter that its Android app was temporarily unavailable on the Google store for downloads or updates."It will be back very soon," the company said, assuring users that their money was safe.AdvertisementAdvertisementPaytm, a pioneer in India's digital payments market, sells everything from digital gold to insurance and also allows for money transfers on a state-backed payments network.

(Reporting by Sankalp Phartiyal; Editing by Christian Schmollinger) Read more: CNA »

No train service on parts of North-South, East-West, Circle lines after power fault

There was a partial blackout at Boon Lay station while passengers at Choa Chu Kang station were detrained and walked on the tracks that run above the street.. Read more at straitstimes.com.

Mobile phone radiation may be killing insects, German study saysBERLIN (AFP) - Radiation from mobile phones could have contributed to the dramatic decline in insect populations seen in much of Europe in recent years, a German study showed on Thursday (Sept 17).. Read more at straitstimes.com.

England removes Singapore, Thailand from coronavirus quarantine list, adds SloveniaLONDON (REUTERS) - Singapore and Thailand have been removed from the list of countries from which travellers must quarantine when entering England to try to curb the spread of the coronavirus, British transport minister Grant Shapps said on Thursday (Sept 17).. Read more at straitstimes.com.

Murray backs calls to remove Margaret Court's name from arenaAndy Murray thinks the Australian Open should consider removing Margaret Court's name from the arena at Melbourne Park as he says the multiple ...

England removes Singapore and Thailand from quarantine listLONDON — Singapore and Thailand have been added to England's Travel Corridor list, meaning that travellers from these two countries would no longer have to enter quarantine on arrival, British transport minister Grant Shapps said on Thursday (Sept 17). good job

China's Tencent rebrands WeChat work app ahead of Trump banChinese tech giant Tencent Holdings has changed the name of its WeChat Work office collaboration app to WeCom, setting it up as a potential ...

Spain's COVID-19 tracing app tries to balance public health with privacy'What does RadarCOVID not do?' a promotional video for Spain's contact-tracing app asks. The answer: while navigating the country's decentralised ...