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How to Implement app-ads.txt

Posted Aug 28, 2019

Earlier this year, IAB Tech Lab released the specification for app-ads.txt, a text file that a developer can upload to their website that lists the ad sources authorized to sell that app’s inventory. Anyone paying attention to the ads.txt standard shouldn’t have been surprised. App publishers who adopt this file can better control their inventory…

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Mobile Monday: Ad Fraud in Asia & New Benchmarks

Posted Nov 12, 2018

Mobile measurement and ad fraud prevention is kind of Adjust’s thing, so it’s important news when they release new standards. This week they published their Global Benchmarks 2.0 report. It’s also timely, as TrafficGuard and Juniper Research also this week released their latest study on fraud across Asia. Time to take a look this Mobile Monday!…

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AdColony Receives IAB UK Gold Standard 1.0 Certification

Posted Jun 21, 2018

AdColony is excited to have been granted the Gold Standard 1.0 by the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) UK! This makes AdColony one of the first group of companies to receive the standard from the independent group. The standard encompasses across the entire online advertising ecosystem, including advertisers, ad networks, media outlets, and beyond. IAB UK…

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Misclicks or Malicious? The Role of Intent in Mobile Fraud Detection

Posted Apr 24, 2018

One of keys factor in identifying mobile fraud is intent, and intent is hard to determine through algorithms and analysis. Sometimes intent is hard for human beings to determine face to face! Courts and attorneys have wrestled with it for centuries. What does intent have to do with fraud in mobile though? It’s all about…

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Ghosts in the Machines — Mobile Fraud and the Rise of Bots

Posted Apr 3, 2018

AppsFlyer’s recent #FoolsNoMore initiative has pushed a number of facts about fraud into the limelight. There’s a number of facts and trends amongst mobile fraud featured in the report that showcase the ever-changing battle lines of fraudsters and the tactics used to fight them, but chief amongst them is the rise of the bots. As…

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Mobile Monday: Fools No More — AppsFlyer Fires Back at Fraudsters

Posted Apr 2, 2018

This Mobile Monday, we’re taking an extensive look at AppsFlyer and Protect360’s State of Mobile App Install Fraud report for Q1 2018. Yesterday may have been April Fools’ Day but their latest report takes a bold stand against fraud with data and analysis across their extensive network. AppsFlyer as declared mobile markers should be “Fools No…

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A Conversation Starter on Fraud & Safety in Mobile

Posted Mar 20, 2018

A lot of noise has been made over fraud within the mobile ad ecosystem. As the mobile app landscape has continued to embrace an ad-supported business and revenue model, the specter of fraudulent activity has been raised repeatedly and often without a solution being reached or even recommended. Whenever the term “mobile ad fraud” comes…

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Seven Perks of Fraud Prevention

Posted Jan 30, 2018

Advertisers deserve better. While honest partners are working diligently to combat and prevent ad fraud, others are simply dragging their feet, which does the entire ecosystem a disservice. After all, when ad fraud prevention is improved, so is overall ad effectiveness. To quantify the benefits of improved ad fraud prevention, Appsflyer and Forrester recently conducted…

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