Friday, 14 December, 2018

Google removes two Cheetah Mobile, Kika apps after ad fraud allegation

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Kayla Schwartz | 07 December, 2018, 19:27

The Kika Keyboard application had achieved more than 100 million downloads according to AppBrain and CM file Manager as many as 50 million.

Sneath promised more information on that project come in the company's Google I/O 2019 conference, and for the time being pointed interested developers to peruse Hummingbird technical implementation details.

This comes up in the form of ad videos that show up on apps, that end with an "Install Now" screen, that redirects one to the Play Store page. The outlet says Google's internal investigation found that the apps contained code used for ad fraud techniques.

Cheetah Mobile had responded saying that it planned to take legal action against mobile app attribution and analytics company Kochava, which had done the study on which BuzzFeed report was based.

In addition, the company said it had also temporarily removed two other apps, Battery Doctor and CM Locker, because aspects of those applications were "obsolete and would require some time to update". The apps would apparently detect new app installations on a user's device and claim the credit for driving said installations. This level of control seems more important now than ever so let's dive into what ...

God Of War Won GOTY At The Game Awards And BOYYY
Obsidian's official website and Twitter page have been counting down to the awards, teasing a "special message" is on the way. The Game Awards are here again, one of the most prestigious end-of-year awards ceremonies for the video game industry.

On, Tuesday, Google launched Flutter 1.0, a new open-source toolkit for developers to design mobile apps. While the company is blaming the whole ad scandal on a third-party SDK, it should take responsibility for what's happened - especially since it could've stood to gain from such a scheme - and it should have vetted these services before flinging them onto their apps.

Flutter has helped thousands of developers create easy-to-use apps for both iOS and Android, Google said, and it has already been used by major corporations like Alibaba and Tencent to create apps.

"In response, Cheetah Mobile said-" The Company takes the current matter very seriously and is in continuous communication with Google Play to resolve any issues that may arise". The rest of the app is not live but considering the app was just made available by Google we expect them to flick that switch soon.

"With Flutter, we believe we have a solution that gives you the best of both worlds: hardware-accelerated graphics and UI, powered by native ARM code, targeting both popular mobile operating systems".

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