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Google blocks unverified Android apps in Singapore, Sudan's economy ravaged by war

Google to block risky apps in Singapore; Sudan's economy struggles with war impact

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[7.7] Google blocks unverified Android apps in Singapore — The Straits Times

Google is set to block Android users in Singapore from installing apps from unverified sources starting the week of Feb 21. This move aims to combat malware, which caused over $34 million in losses in 2023. The trial, in partnership with the Cyber Security Agency of Singapore, will enhance the existing Google Play Protect service. Users won't be notified of the change but will see blocked installation attempts.

[7.2] Sudan's economy collapses due to 10-month war — FRANCE 24 English

In Sudan, 10 months of conflict have severely damaged the economy, with international trade dropping by 23% in 2023. High taxes, paramilitary extortion, and a communications blackout have compounded the crisis. The World Bank states that Sudan's development is set back by decades, and the IMF foresees years of reconstruction ahead. Over six million people are displaced, and famine looms, with agriculture, once 35-40% of GDP, now crippled.

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