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Australia said measures are needed to address Apple and Google’s app store

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) said measures are required to address Apple and Google's app store dominance. The ACCC on Wednesday recommended giving clients and developers more control over purchases.

It's the most recent move by Australia to rein in huge tech's market control. The global dominance of Apple's App Store and Google's Play Store has been criticised by app creators for mandatory income sharing payments.

The competition watchdog suggested permitting clients to remove and replace Apple and Google's pre-installed apps from their phones. App developers should have more data about how their apps are made discoverable, while the two tech giants should be avoided from using data collected from their app stores to promote their own apps, the ACCC said.

Australia isn't the only jurisdiction to look into the market dominance of Google and Apple's app stores. Earlier this month, Google and Apple were charged by other companies of restricting access to app developers and charging commissions as high as 30% for paid downloads.

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