23 Jun '16, 9am

Singapore mobile ad firm fined $950K for 'deceptively' tracking consumer location

Singapore-based InMobi has been fined US$950,000 for allegedly tracking the movements of consumers and serving their location-targeted advertising without their knowledge or consent. Alongside the financial penalty, the mobile advertising company also would have to establish a "comprehensive privacy programme", the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) said in a statement, adding that InMobi had agreed to the settlement. The vendor's ad network reached more than 1 billion devices globally through mobile apps, serving geo-targeted advertising to consumers. Latest news on Asia Telstra sells Autohome for AU$2.1b ​LG's mobile business is ripe for an overhaul ​Pantech launches first smartphone in 20 months ​Hackers hit central banks in Indonesia and South Korea Lenovo vows to revamp supply chains to revive smartphone segment FTC said the Singapore company had misrepresented its adv...

Full article: http://www.zdnet.com/article/singapore-mobile-ad-firm-fin...

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