Ever heard of a “signed” application? Mickens says Google has the technology to do the same on Android, either by itself, or by approving third-party reviewing entities to confirm whether apps have been reviewed and sign them to let your Android phone know they’re safe.
“Would your proposals require Google to police the entire internet?” asks Epic’s attorney, referring to this quote from earlier in the trial.
“They would not,” replies Mickens, pointing to existing third-party entities like Verisign, Digicert, and GoDaddy — and saying that Google already trusts some of them with websites it displays in Chrome. (I don’t know if I buy that third parties do a good job in the aggregate.)