Rogue Ads Are Draining Android Phone Batteries With Hidden Videos

Ads are a necessary component of modern technology, but they come with drawbacks even when they aren’t being used to scam people. Some ads in Android apps have been scamming people, though. An investigation by ad analysis firm Protected Media, and Buzzfeed News has found that a popular ad network was exploited by fraudsters to push hidden video ads in apps, which subsequently drained batteries on the phones displaying them.

Link: Rogue Ads Are Draining Android Phone Batteries With Hidden Videos
via http://www.extremetech.com

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