It's been a common complaint for years that the Play Store is full of "shovelware," meaning apps full of mediocre content that are cheaply produced en masse. Creators of this category of app, also known as "zombie apps," may not take the time to craft privacy policies that stand up to Google's test.
Some developers were confused. And upset.
Some people did not care.
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