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Google at fault for adware in Play store apps, suggests Zscaler

John E Dunn | Aug. 15, 2013
Adware is now so deeply buried in Google's Play store that one in five of the most popular apps are rated a privacy risk by mobile security programs, an analysis by Zscaler has found.

In Lookout's view the real problem is the popularity of a clutch of ad networks embedded in the apps to generate revenue. Some follow best practice but a hardcore don't. Until Google makes a public stand on what is acceptable for apps the controversy looks likely to continue.


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