Google temporarily suspends ban on apps using Accessibility Services in unintended ways

  • After putting a cap on apps with unnecessary access to Android’s Accessibility Services back in November, Google is now taking a step back to re-evaluate its decision. The reasoning behind Google’s move was to prevent possible security vulnerabilities that could be caused by apps using these services for malicious purposes. And although Google’s decision had its merits—after all, the special API is meant to be used by developers to make their apps accessible to users with various types of disabilities—it also backfired in a way, causing problems with apps, such as LastPass, that used …

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