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PSA: QuickPic disappeared from the Play Store following Cheetah debacle, and you should uninstall it if you’re still using it

Friday, December 21st, 2018

For many years, QuickPic was the darling photo gallery app of many. It was small, fast, efficient, and free — a rare combination of features. Then in 2015, QuickPic was bought by Cheetah Mobile and, despite many assurances that the app wouldn't be monetized with ads, those of us who had followed Cheetah over the years could guess that something was up. Now, following a huge Cheetah debacle last month, QuickPic has disappeared from the Play Store.

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PSA: QuickPic disappeared from the Play Store following Cheetah debacle, and you should uninstall it if you're still using it was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

[Update: Google status update] Google has removed two apps implicated in Cheetah Mobile and Kika click fraud scheme

Friday, December 7th, 2018

If you were, for some reason, hoping to download CM File Manager or Kika Keyboard, I have some bad news. A report last week claimed that Cheetah Mobile and an associated company called Kika Tech were engaged in some shady advertising practices, and now Google has responded. These two apps have been suspended from the Play Store, and Google may still take further action.

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[Update: Google status update] Google has removed two apps implicated in Cheetah Mobile and Kika click fraud scheme was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google has removed two apps implicated in Cheetah Mobile and Kika click fraud scheme

Tuesday, December 4th, 2018

If you were, for some reason, hoping to download CM File Manager or Kika Keyboard, I have some bad news. A report last week claimed that Cheetah Mobile and an associated company called Kika Tech were engaged in some shady advertising practices, and now Google has responded. These two apps have been suspended from the Play Store, and Google may still take further action.

App analytics firm Kochava claimed last week that Cheetah Mobile and Kika both engaged in so-called "click fraud" by claiming credit for app installs even when they didn't show an ad.

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Google has removed two apps implicated in Cheetah Mobile and Kika click fraud scheme was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google has removed two apps implicated in Cheetah Mobile and Kika click fraud scheme

Tuesday, December 4th, 2018

If you were, for some reason, hoping to download CM File Manager or Kika Keyboard, I have some bad news. A report last week claimed that Cheetah Mobile and an associated company called Kika Tech were engaged in some shady advertising practices, and now Google has responded. These two apps have been suspended from the Play Store, and Google may still take further action.

App analytics firm Kochava claimed last week that Cheetah Mobile and Kika both engaged in so-called "click fraud" by claiming credit for app installs even when they didn't show an ad.

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Google has removed two apps implicated in Cheetah Mobile and Kika click fraud scheme was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

[Update: CM responds, lawyers circle] Evidence points to Cheetah Mobile and Kika Tech engaging in massive click fraud scheme

Wednesday, November 28th, 2018

I know this is going to be shocking, but Cheetah Mobile may be involved in some very shady dealings. According to app analytics firm Kochava, Cheetah Mobile and an associated company called Kika Tech are using extensive permissions in their Android apps to fraudulently claim commissions for app installs from advertisers.

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[Update: CM responds, lawyers circle] Evidence points to Cheetah Mobile and Kika Tech engaging in massive click fraud scheme was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Evidence points to Cheetah Mobile and Kika Tech engaging in massive click fraud scheme

Monday, November 26th, 2018

I know this is going to be shocking, but Cheetah Mobile may be involved in some very shady dealings. According to app analytics firm Kochava, Cheetah Mobile and an associated company called Kika Tech are using extensive permissions in their Android apps to fraudulently claim commissions for app installs from advertisers. The eight apps detected by Kochava have more than 2 billion downloads in the Play Store and around 700 million active users.

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Evidence points to Cheetah Mobile and Kika Tech engaging in massive click fraud scheme was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Cheetah Mobile’s Security Master app hits 500 million installs on the Play Store

Wednesday, July 26th, 2017

Everyone's favorite developer, Cheetah Mobile, has published many apps with tens of millions of downloads. Some have even hit 100 million. 500 million, however, is a challenge for any company, but Cheetah Mobile has cheated the odds and hit 500 million downloads on Security Master, its second app to do so.

The first creation of Cheetah Mobile's to reach 500 million was Clean Master, the infamously useless app that "cleans" your phone.

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Cheetah Mobile's Security Master app hits 500 million installs on the Play Store was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

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