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Are you wondering how that mysterious icon ended up on your Android phone's start screen? Annoyed at the ads clogging your notification bar? You aren't alone. Thousands of Android apps now include software that shoves marketing icons onto your phone's start screen or pushes advertising into your notification bar--and many of the apps give you no warning about the ad invasion.

Many of these ads come from mobile marketing firms such as AirPush , Appenda , LeadBolt , Moolah Media , and StartApp . The companies work with app developers hungry for some way to make money from their smartphone software. By bundling their adware into popular Android programs, these marketing companies say they are now pushing ads to millions of new smartphones each week.

Smartphone users generally hate the swarm of marketing on their touchscreens, but the approach is growing fast. One of the companies, AirPush, says 800,000 people a day download an Android app with its adware inside--up from 250,000 just three months ago.

Opt out of android location tracking

You have chosen to Opt-Out of Millennial Media's use of data for interest-based advertising. Please keep in mind that even after you Opt-Out, you will continue to receive ads on your mobile device, but Millennial Media will no longer be placing ads based on your interests across our Network.

There are a few things to keep in mind regarding your opt-out choice. Because of the way mobile technology works, you may need to Opt-Out separately for the mobile web, and for mobile apps. Some mobile devices do not support the use of cookies, which is one of the methods we use to implement this Opt-Out. If your mobile device supports cookies, and you clear them from your mobile browser, or use a different mobile browser or mobile device, you may need to renew your Opt-Out choice. All of these issues may impact the effectiveness of the Opt-Out.

1. Mobile Web Opt-Out: To Opt-Out of Millennial Media's interest-based advertising while surfing the mobile web, you need to use your mobile device to go to our mobile web Opt-Out page provided by TRUSTe.

Are you wondering how that mysterious icon ended up on your Android phone's start screen? Annoyed at the ads clogging your notification bar? You aren't alone. Thousands of Android apps now include software that shoves marketing icons onto your phone's start screen or pushes advertising into your notification bar--and many of the apps give you no warning about the ad invasion.

Many of these ads come from mobile marketing firms such as AirPush , Appenda , LeadBolt , Moolah Media , and StartApp . The companies work with app developers hungry for some way to make money from their smartphone software. By bundling their adware into popular Android programs, these marketing companies say they are now pushing ads to millions of new smartphones each week.

Smartphone users generally hate the swarm of marketing on their touchscreens, but the approach is growing fast. One of the companies, AirPush, says 800,000 people a day download an Android app with its adware inside--up from 250,000 just three months ago.

Advertising supports the free Internet. It is the primary way that most website and app publishers make money in order to produce the content consumers want. Not all advertising shown to consumers is relevant to their interests, though. Interest-based advertising is advertising that tries to make the ads you see more interesting and relevant to you based on the types of sites you visit online and other information that does not personally identify you. We conduct interest-based advertising on our website, and work with our clients to help them do the same on their websites and apps.

Without interested-based advertising, you will still see ads, but those ads are not likely to have anything to do with products or services you care about. With interest-based advertising, you receive ads and offers that are more likely to be useful to you.

There is also a second benefit to you: companies that create websites and apps rely on the revenue from interest-based advertising to support the rich array of content they produce. Without that revenue, the content would either be unavailable or consumers would have to pay for it.

For more information about the data we collect and how we use it, please refer to the MediaMath  privacy policy .