China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) on Wednesday ordered app stores to remove 67 apps, including podcast platform Qingting FM, for infringing users’ rights. The regulator said in a statement that these apps failed to fix issues previously raised, such as asking too many device permissions and sending excessive pop-up notifications. The action is part of the state’s regular review of non-compliant practices in cyberspace, which has affected hundreds of mobile apps. [MIIT press release]