Facebook, today, has sued two Android app developers for infecting their users with the clicks of their applications on the platform. The company has sued two apps developed from the countries, Hong Kong and Singapore based.
The JediMobi is a Hong Kong-based Android app developers company and the LionMobi is a Singapore based app developers company.
Both these companies were a part of Facebook’s Audience Network program. This program was launched by Facebook for the App developers who can host their apps on the platform within the community. And developers receive a payout for the clicks on the hosted apps.
Facebook has found that many of the clicks generated on their hosted apps were not from real humans. The company has seen many illegal clicks on the hosted apps by both these companies on their respective app adds within the Audience Program.
Facebook has also released a statement regarding this illegal click issues. Facebook has stated that both the companies have hosted malware-infected apps that faked clicks of the users.
The apps were very normal and they were asking users to clean the phone’s cache memory and other unwanted space to free the space, scanning for the viruses and saving the battery of the phone. All these common apps are used by millions of users of Facebook. However, Facebook has found that these apps were collecting fake clicks of the users.
There are many users of these apps who wrote reviews about the apps saying the apps were collecting information without their consent. Malware-infected apps were showing ads even after closing it down from the device.
The other reviewer wrote that the app was collecting all the data of his phone without his knowledge and permission. The data was of contacts and storage space which is very sensitive.
Apart from this, many of these company’s apps users have complained that after installing their apps, they have found that their devices are running slowly.
Facebook already banned both these companies from accessing their Audience Program and sued them legally. We will come up with more useful information on this matter.
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