Originally Posted by Hadron
I've followed the link now (no longer on TT). AdMob may collect more than I'd like (well, anything at all is more than I like
) but it isn't a push advertising network.
Where did you find the detail of what the ringtone thing does? Not having such an app, Lookout wouldn't let me read the detailed description. I could imagine an app that would change what you hear as the ringing tone (though I'd much rather not!), but one that changed what other people hear sounds unlikely (and suicidal for a network to collude in something like that).
I will have to look back on the location, but I had Lookout report 6apps, when I drilled down to the details by Ad Network , one of them showed the ringtone takeover. The thing to remember too, is the app says these ad servers can push a voice ad over the dialed ringtone any time, not that it will be instantly taking over the ringtone the moment one of the apps are installed. And you are right, its a "yucker".
The link in my msg above goes to an Android Forum discussion andni listed some apps I removed as a result of Ad Network report from the Lookout app