[guardian-dev] Google's new App Signing service

Nathan of Guardian nathan at guardianproject.info
Wed May 17 23:55:53 EDT 2017

Just logged into Play and found this:

"Google Play
Google Play App Signing Terms of Service

Effective as of May 17th 2017

By enrolling Your application (“app”) in Google Play App Signing (GPAS)
service, You consent to be bound by these terms, in addition to the
existing Google Play Developer Distribution Agreement (“DDA”) and Google
Play Developer Program Policies (collectively, the “Agreement”). If
there is a conflict between these terms and the Agreement, these terms
govern use of Your app in GPAS. Capitalized terms used below, but not
defined below, have the meaning ascribed to them under the Agreement.

1. Key Generation and Storage

1.1. GPAS is an optional service that provides a secure means of
handling Your app signing key.

1.2. By enrolling Your existing app in GPAS, You agree to give Your
existing app’s signing key to Google and to secure or delete Your
copy(ies) of the key. For new apps, Google will generate a new app
signing key for Your app.

1.3. You will have the ability to download and review any APKs you
publish that are signed by Google.

2. Automated App Optimizations

2.1. By enrolling Your app in GPAS, in addition to the license granted
in 5.1 of the DDA, You grant Google a license to modify Your app APKs to
optimize their performance, security and/or size, for the life of the
app. The modifications, and the timing of which, will be made at
Google’s sole discretion.

2.2. For the avoidance of doubt, services provided in GPAS are not
intended to change the purpose of Your app.

3. Permanent Enrollment

3.1. It will not be possible to retrieve Your app signing key once it is
provided to or generated by Google.

3.2. You can unpublish Your app and publish a new app with a new package
name, without opting into GPAS, at any time.

4. Optional App Optimizations

4.1. Google may offer You app optimizations, separate from the automated
ones referenced in Section 2, that You may choose to apply to Your apps
enrolled in GPAS.

4.2. You are not required to accept any of these optional app

4.3. If You choose to apply an optional app optimization, You can
opt-out of any you choose at any time.

5. Changes to the Agreement

5.1. Google may make changes to these terms at any time by sending You
reasonable notice describing the modifications made. Google also will
post a notification on the Google Play Console describing the
modifications made. They will become effective, and will be deemed
accepted by You, (a) immediately for those who opt-in to GPAS after the
notification is provided, or (b) for pre-existing GPAS users, on the
date specified in the notice. If You do not agree with the modifications
to the Terms, You must withdraw from GPAS, subject to Section 3, which
will be Your sole and exclusive remedy. You agree that Your failure to
withdraw constitutes Your agreement to the modified terms.

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