Evidence points to a Play Store ad fraud scheme by Chinese Baidu spin-off DO Global

Evidence points to a Play Store ad fraud scheme by Chinese Baidu spin-off DO Global


For a long time, the Play Store could be considered the wild west of app distribution, especially compared to Apple's inherently more restrictive App Store. Google is working on improvements though and is becoming more stringent on app permissions, among other things. Still, we're back with another ad fraud scheme right inside the Store, following in the footsteps of last year's Cheetah Mobile investigation. Another Chinese app developer, DO Global, is alleged to have added code in its apps that automatically clicks on ads without users' knowledge.

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Evidence points to a Play Store ad fraud scheme by Chinese Baidu spin-off DO Global was written by the awesome team at Android Police.