Google has asked Slice app users to delete it as it is spying on their personal details. However, Slice later released a clarification on the same. Check details.
Security concerns have been rising in recent times as there have been several reports of firms stealing personal details and data of users from various apps. As per the latest information provided by Google, fintech company Slice app is trying to spy on users’ personal data. It can be known that Google Play Protect keeps on scanning apps on a regular basis to identify malicious apps that are trying to steal user data. According to a report by businessinsider.in, Google Play Protect on June 24th sent a notification that said, “Slice puts your device at risk”.
The report further informed that as soon as users click on a Slice app notification, they will be taken to the Play Protect page which informs that Slice is a harmful app and is trying to spy on personal data, such as messages, photos, audio recordings or call history. Google Play Protect also recommended users to uninstall the app from their device.
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Giving its reaction on the issue, Slice has issued a clarification on Twitter, claiming that the issue has been fixed. “Yesterday evening—our Android update led to a risk message from playstore. We investigated it and fixed the issue in 4 hours 1% of app users are still on the previous version. If you’re seeing this issue, we would request you to uninstall and reinstall your app ASAP,” Slice tweeted on June 24.
Later on June 25, Slice again released a statement saying, “We assure you that slice, as always, is fully committed to protecting your data and privacy. We promise you that there has not been any change in our app which would result in the compromise of your data and privacy.”
“This is an isolated case of technical glitch caused by insufficient information relayed with the app update on slice UPI, which has since been resolved. We are looking deeper into it to ensure that it doesn’t happen again,” Slice added and apologized for the inconvenience caused.