Google finally drops the ban hammer on the most annoying Android ads


Also, security researchers are of the view that the spyware was most probably used for targeted attacks against a limited number of people chosen for some unknown reason.

Google's Datally application got you covered. "Unless the exclusive goal of the app is that of a lock screen, apps may not introduce ads or features that monetize the locked display of a device", Google's revised monetization and ad policies read.

Google tested Datally earlier this year in the Philippines with a half-million users, finding they cut mobile data use by about 30 per cent, according to Woodward.

Google wants to help you conserve your data. Google's new Datally app allows users to track their data usage in real time and get personalised recommendations on how to save data. Very recently I read some tweet where someone said the most stressing message is "your data bundle is below..."

More news: Google launches mobile app Datally to help users limit mobile data usage

So as consumers, we often look for ways to save those extra few megabytes of our mobile data by either reducing our usage or simply switching it off altogether. But mobile data still happens to be an expensive affair in most parts of the country.

The Android spyware can steal sensitive data from social media apps like Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp, Viber, Skype, LinkedIn, and Telegram. Additionally, you can also suggest your connected network to Datally. Google launched a new app called "Datally" to help you understand where your mobile data is consumed, while also letting you manage and save data. But as for now one can't tell which app actually saves you more data. It shows Google Maps directions to nearby Wi-Fi and public hotspots. If you're in range of a public network, Datally's Wi-Fi finder will notify you and help you connect.

With the Personalized Alerts feature, Datally alerts users when apps start consuming a lot of data, and it allows them to see how much data they've used on a daily, weekly and monthly basis. Once you're done, don't forget to rate the network quality to help other users.

Datally works on Android smartphones with Lollipop (5.0) or newer versions of the Google-backed mobile operating system.