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Bad ads

Posted: Sun Apr 13, 2014 8:34 am
by MarkM
Apparently you guys are running some ads that cause my iPad to switch the the App Store and prompts me to download the Zoosk app.

I know you likely don't choose which ads get run, but hijacking like that sucks. :?

Re: Bad ads

Posted: Sun Apr 13, 2014 9:02 am
by Grey
I'll look into it, but this is first I've heard of it... Without more detail (where is the ad), it's a bit like chasing a needle in a haystack... Any more detail for me?

Re: Bad ads

Posted: Sun Apr 13, 2014 2:01 pm
by MarkM
It happened this morning when I was reading Goodnight, Sweet Prince Fielder (http://razzball.com/goodnight-sweet-prince-fielder/) and it's happened other times when reading other articles as well.

I don't think I saw a Zoosk ad anywhere on the page, but it could be another ad acting maliciously, seeing that I'm on mobile Safari and knowing that it can try and create a "popup" to the Zoosk app which will launch the App Store app automatically on the iPad/iPhone.

If it'll help, I'll post more updates about when and where it happens in the future.

Re: Bad ads

Posted: Sun Apr 13, 2014 5:27 pm
by Grey
Thanks! Sorry about that...

Re: Bad ads

Posted: Mon Apr 14, 2014 12:28 am
by jebusfreek666
Might be a bug on your ipad. My Iphone had an issue for a while where sometimes when I was on a site it would open the app store and bring up candy crush saga. It had nothing to do with the sites I was visiting.

Re: Bad ads

Posted: Sat Apr 26, 2014 4:22 am
by MarkM
It's not a bug.

Just so you know I'm not crazy: http://techcrunch.com/2014/01/06/shady- ... ogle-play/

Re: Bad ads

Posted: Sat Apr 26, 2014 9:42 am
by Grey
Thanks for the heads up!