Google Took Off 2 Android Apps from Play Store Following Click Fraud Allegations
Google the tech giant has removed two apps from the android store that are suspected to be involved in the click fraud scheme.
Generally, Google does not control and monitor its app store service frequently and allow individual to install many malicious apps on its Android platform for stealing personal data, activate unwanted subscription and sneak peek other privacy. However, unfortunately, they are not safe on Google. As the company, occasionally undertook strong action against their operation and remove them from its platform.
Even, this week Google is back into action and removed 2 applications from android play store. The world tech giant has taken off the 2 popular apps, cheetah mobile and Kika tech were allegedly involved in an ad fraud last week after the internal investigation.
Cheetah mobile a prominent developer of many successful android application like a clean master, security master and battery doctor, is currently suspected to be involved in carrying fraudulent activities on the mobile of the app users as per the investigative report of the Buzz feed news. The report also mentioned the name of Kika keyboard, as a group involved in the same fraud activity. Kika keyboard is a popular application and has achieved more than 100 million downloads and CM keyboard has reached 50 million according to the report.
The report claims that both the companies incorporate code allowing for the click fraud in their apps. They promote click flooding ad click injection when the user installs and run on their mobile to gain additional income from these activities.
Google took the action against them admitting that the company investigate that these two apps contained some codes which they use to execute click fraud and thus the company is taking “these allegations seriously and our Google play developer policies prohibit deceptive and malicious behavior on our platform. If an app violates our policies, we take action,”
Though both CM apps and Kika tech, has brushed off the entire allegation and deny their involvement in the click fraud activities.
However, Google has stated the two can get back to the Android platform after they provide Google with the evidence of removing all traces of malicious software from their apps.