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US Carriers Planning To Show Ads On Android Lockscreen Powered By Google-Backed ‘Glance'

1 month ago   |   By Android Headlines

Ads are the bread and butter of many apps and platforms. This is why most apps will collect a significant amount of personal data from you and use it to trigger ads on your devices based on your searches and activity.
However, many smartphone brands are known to include ads on their lock screens and other app actions. For instance, many Xiaomi devices show ads when you uninstall or install any app.
What if this gets into the Google -backed lock screen “Glance”? If this happens, then you will see more Android smartphone lockscreens displaying ads in the United States.
According to a new...
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US carriers want to bring “screen zero” lock screen ads to smartphones

US carriers want to bring “screen zero” lock screen ads to smartphones

1 month ago   |   By Ars Technica

Enlarge / Glance's ad copy promises "authentic engagement" with its lock screen billboard.
Android smartphones can be a rough market, and to squeeze as much profit out of a phone as possible, carriers often sell every square inch of a phone to the highest bidder. Packed-in, often un-installable crapware apps fill your app drawer and advertise their services. The rules are a lot looser for packed-in apps compared to Play Store apps, so data-hungry companies like Facebook often pay for a spot where they can more easily harvest data.
According to a report from TechCrunch , one new startup is...
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