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[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.

Have a phony Pixel? A counterfeit Chromecast? Google now wants you to report it

Tuesday, July 10th, 2018

Counterfeits are a sad reality for any moderately popular company. Not only does it lose all the sales that go to fake products, it also has to tend to its reputation which might get destroyed when consumers buy a fraudulent item and blame it for a faulty build or function. Google is trying to catch fakes by launching several pages for you to report them.

There are now dedicated pages for reporting fake ChromecastsPixel Buds, Google PixelbookGoogle Clips, Google Wifi, plus a general page to report any other fake Google hardware.

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Have a phony Pixel? A counterfeit Chromecast? Google now wants you to report it was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

OnePlus is investigating customer reports of credit card fraud after buying from the company’s website

Monday, January 15th, 2018

Checking your credit card statement after wondering why your balance is so high and finding transactions that you don't recognize is among life's most uncomfortable moments. Many of us have been there, and even though you know there's a good chance you'll get the money back, that feeling of violation is hard to shake. Unfortunately, some recent OnePlus customers are going through exactly that at this moment in time.

A poll was posted on the OnePlus forum on Thursday asking users if they had noticed fraudulent charges on the credit cards since purchasing items on the OnePlus site.

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OnePlus is investigating customer reports of credit card fraud after buying from the company's website was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

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