Lauren Weinstein: Google’s Extremely Shortsighted and Bizarre New Restrictions on Accessibility Services

Lauren Weinstein: Google’s Extremely Shortsighted and Bizarre New Restrictions on Accessibility Services. “My inbox has been filling today with questions regarding Google’s new warning to Android application developers that they will no longer be able to access Android accessibility service functions in their apps, unless they can demonstrate that those functions are specifically being used to help users with ‘disabilities’ (a term not defined by Google in the warning). Beyond the overall vagueness when it comes to what is meant by disabilities, this entire approach by Google seems utterly wrongheaded and misguided.”