Vogel is cracking down on all apps that misuse permissions. The positive effect of this crackdown has been seen. It is also estimated by Google’s claim that apps seeking calls and text access to apps on the Play Store have dropped by 98 percent in 2019. Google implemented a new policy in October 2018 for unnecessary authorization.
Google says that as a result of this policy, 7 million 90 thousand apps were never allowed to reach the Play Store.