Monday, June 12, 2017

Samsung is using push notifications to blast Galaxy S8 users with ads

A group of angry Galaxy S8 owners has taken to Reddit to complain that Samsung has purportedly come up with an annoyingly unconventional approach to bombard users with ads: Push notifications. Numerous users are reporting that over the past couple of weeks the South Korean titan has begun displaying ads via push notifications. According to the complaints, the culprit seems to be Samsung’s infamous Game Optimizing Service bloatware. Preinstalled on most Samsung phones, the app traditionally serves to improve performance and curb battery drain during gaming sessions. However, it has also been defaulted to “receive marketing information” for better-tailored ad experience – which is…

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