A few days back Google removed two popular apps called CM File Manager and Kika Keyboard from its Google Play in order to execute ad fraud through various techniques.
They don't belong to any web development company, instead, both of them belong to two big Chinese companies that are Cheetah Mobile and Kika Tech and have more than 250 million downloads.
The question that occurs here is, in spite of being widely used, what made Google took this drastic step? We have got the answer covered here. It was reported last week that eight apps on Google Play with more than two billion downloads have been exploiting user permissions to steal "millions of dollars".
That made Google arrange an internal investigation where the tech giant found these apps were allegedly involved in ad fraud and right after that Google reportedly confirmed that it has removed these two famous apps from the list.
Lots of website development companies are curious to know the reason behind this so, here we are with the most accurate answer. When Google found that these two apps contain codes that can be used to execute ad fraud through multiple techniques, the company immediately made this decision.
In a statement, Google Stated “We take these allegations very seriously and our Google Play Developer policies prohibit deceptive and malicious behavior on our platform. If an app violates our policies, we take action,”.