Google declares war on stalking and spyware ads .. Learn more

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Technology giant Google has announced that it will ban ads promoting stalking software, spyware, and other types of surveillance technologies that are used to track another person’s activity without their consent, and the company announced this new change as part of the upcoming update of Google’s advertising policies.

According to the Indian TOI site, this new change will take effect from August 11, 2020, and Google has also mentioned examples of products and services that advertisers will not be able to promote via Google ads in the future, and these include – spyware and technology used to monitor intimate partner including for example But not limited to spyware / malware that can be used to monitor text, phone calls, or browsing history – GPS tracking devices specifically marketed to spy or track someone without their consent – enhanced surveillance equipment (cameras, voice recorders, dash cameras, cameras) Nanny) is marketed for the express purpose of espionage.

However, the company also stated that the list does not include private investigation services, products, or services designed for parents to track or monitor their minor children, and Google also said that violating this policy will not lead to an immediate suspension of the account without notice, and a warning will be issued at least 7 days before From suspending your account, and for those who don’t know, stalking software refers to spyware applications designed for couples who install them on their partner’s device without their consent to track their location and other smartphone activities.

The blame by Kaspersky Protection Company also reveals that the number of users who have software-like stalking applications installed on their smartphones has increased from 40,386 in 2018 to 67,500 in 2019.

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