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PlayStore rolls out ‘Government’ app badge to avoid fake installs

PlayStore Government app badge for mAadhaar app

Google PlayStore has rolled out a Government badge to help users identify legitimate government apps and avoid downloading fake apps that impersonate official/government ones to steal personal/financial data or money. The badge is available to users in several countries including India, Australia, Canada, Germany, France, United Kingdom, Japan, United States, Brazil, Indonesia and Mexico. Tapping the badge reveals the app’s link to the government entity and confirms its authenticity.