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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RE[2]: Comment by Luminair
by KrustyVader on Sun 25th Aug 2013 12:25 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by Luminair"
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2006-10-28

And also vote it down.

Unless in the program description or during install process it warn me about ads.

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RE[3]: Comment by Luminair
by WorknMan on Sun 25th Aug 2013 21:38 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Luminair"
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2005-11-13

Unless in the program description or during install process it warn me about ads.


To that end, I think Google needs to do a better job about informing users of which apps are infected with adware, so at least we know which ones to avoid.

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