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Pixalate Week in Review: June 1 - 4, 2021

Piotr Boiwka
Jun 4, 2021 1:30:00 PM

This week's review of ad fraud and quality in the digital advertising space.

1: Pixalate unveils top 10 CTV & mobile apps for advertising


Pixalate recently revealed the Publisher Trust Index (PTI) to rank CTV and mobile apps based on overall advertising quality. In a series of blog posts, Pixalate reviewed the top 10 apps across the major app stores, including:

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2: Alibaba-owned browser harvests "private" user data


According to Forbes, the Alibaba-owned app UC Browser is collecting user's data, even in incognito mode. “This kind of tracking is done on purpose without any regard for user privacy,” Gabi Cirlig, security researcher, told Forbes. 

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3. Amazon plans to launch its own ad identifier


According to Digiday, Amazon plans to launch its own individual ad identifier. "Amazon confirmed to Digiday that it plans to release an identifier but did not offer a timeline."

4. Android's privacy policies start to follow iOS


Incoming Android 12 updates will result in reduced availability to use mobile user ID for advertisers. "Google announced a policy update that requires Android app developers to shore up their user-tracking policies in a move that mirrors the ongoing war of words between the online advertising giant and iPhone-maker Apple," informs Adweek.

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5. AdExchanger: Will conviction make scammers think twice?


A suspected ad fraud scammer was convicted last week by a federal jury in Brooklyn, wrote AdExchanger, having been "convicted on four counts, including wire fraud and money laundering."

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