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Unlockd Crash: ACCC Set To Take On Google – Again

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, which has already taken on technology and media giant Google on several issues, is planning to step up its offensive against the US-based operator next year, an Australian Financial Review report says.

According to the report, the ACCC is preparing to launch legal action related to the demise of former mobile advertising technology high-flyer Unlockd, which crashed into administration shortly before a planned lucrative stockmarket launch in 2018.

Why the ACCC should care too much about the demise of an advertising pusher like Unlockd – which sought to allow mobile operators to push ads onto phones running on Google’s Android operating system – is not immediately apparent – but according to the Fin, Google claims that Unlockd’s product violated its terms of service.

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