Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 24th Aug 2013 17:09 UTC
Google Google has revised its Play Store rules. This is new:

Apps and their ads must not add homescreen shortcuts, browser bookmarks, or icons on the user's device as a service to third parties or for advertising purposes. Apps and their ads must not display advertisements through system level notifications on the user's device, unless the notifications derive from an integral feature provided by the installed app. (e.g., an airline app that notifies users of special deals, or a game that notifies users of in-game promotions).

I've never encountered any of these, but good to see them banned.

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Good news
by Drunkula on Tue 27th Aug 2013 14:12 UTC
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The only type of that activity I had seen was a screensaver that set a shortcut to a website on my homepage. It was immediately uninstalled and negative review given.

Regardless I'm glad about the changes to policy.

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