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Facebook Sues Two Android App Developers for Click Injection Fraud

Facebook Sues Two Android App Developers for Click Injection Fraud

August 08, 2019Mohit Kumar
Facebook has filed a lawsuit against two shady Android app developers accused of making illegal money by hijacking users' smartphones to fraudulently click on Facebook ads. According to Facebook, Hong Kong-based 'LionMobi' and Singapore-based 'JediMobi' app developers were distributing malicious Android apps via the official Google Play Store that exploit a technique known as "click injection fraud." Click injection is a type of attribution fraud where fraudsters manipulate the attributions to steal the credit from the actual source of app installation in an advertising process that involves Cost Per Installation model. In simple words, a malicious app installed on a device automatically generates a fake click to the advertisement network with its own tracking codes when it finds that the user is installing a new app from any other source to claim itself as the source of the installation. Therefore, Advertisers end up paying commission to the wro
WhatsApp to Share Your Data with Facebook — You have 30 Days to Stop It

WhatsApp to Share Your Data with Facebook — You have 30 Days to Stop It

August 25, 2016Swati Khandelwal
Nothing comes for Free, as "Free" is just a relative term used by companies to develop a strong user base and then use it for their own benefits. The same has been done by the secure messaging app WhatsApp, which has now made it crystal clear that the popular messaging service will begin sharing its users’ data with its parent company, Facebook. However, WhatsApp is offering a partial opt-out for Facebook targeted ads and product related purposes, which I will let you know later in this article, but completely opting out of the data-sharing does not seem to be possible. Let's know what the company has decided to do with your data. Of course, Facebook is willing to use your data to sell more targeted advertisements. WhatsApp introduced some significant changes to its privacy policy and T&Cs today which, if accepted once, gives it permission to connect users' Facebook accounts to WhatsApp accounts for the first time, giving Facebook more data about us
Facebook Ads now Tracks you, Even if you don't have an Account

Facebook Ads now Tracks you, Even if you don't have an Account

May 27, 2016Swati Khandelwal
There's nowhere to hide across the web, especially from the marketing and advertising companies. If you are paranoid about your privacy, you may get upset to know that Facebook will now track and deliver targeted Ads on other apps and websites for everyone, even if you do not have Facebook accounts. Until now, Facebook was showing targeted ads only to its users, but now the social networking giant says it needs extra data to make its ads better. Facebook announced on Thursday that the company is expanding its Audience Network , allowing publishers and developers to reach more people through Facebook advertising. To deliver interest-based Ads to its users as well as non-users alike, Facebook will now use cookies via third-party websites offering Facebook plug-ins (e.g. ‘Like’ button). "We've designed these updates so that we continue to comply with EU law. In particular, we reflected feedback from people who use Facebook, including a variety of privacy experts
Facebook To Use Your Web Browsing History for Targeted Ads, Here's How To Opt-Out Now

Facebook To Use Your Web Browsing History for Targeted Ads, Here's How To Opt-Out Now

June 14, 2014Mohit Kumar
Surfing the Internet?? Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is watching your every move on Web, and this time even more closure. It’s not surprising that Facebook collects data of its 1.3 billion users, just like everyone else, which the company has said it only holds onto your data for security and advertisement purposes. But, this would be first time when some company is using people's browsing history to deliver ‘targeted Ads’ on its service. The biggest social networking giant recently announced it has plans to use information from our Web browsing and app history to deliver more targeted advertisements to us. HOW IT WORKS The move will track you with every site you visit, even its a non-Facebook website. EVERY SITE?? No! No! No! The company can’t track your online activity while visiting any website, but only those that have Facebook “ LIKE ”, “ Recommend ”, “ Share ” buttons across the web, and I think almost all have at least one included in it. Yes! Any web
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