Google will ban ads for stalkerware starting August 11

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Google will update its Google Ads Enabling Dishonest Behavior policy to globally ban advertising for spyware and surveillance technology known as stalkerware starting with August 11, 2020.

Stalkerware tech allows third-parties to monitor one’s mobile device without the user’s knowledge, as well as to collect sensitive user information related to the user’s location and online activity later to be used for blackmail or various other malicious purposes.

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