Hotspot Shield VPN developer in trouble over lockscreen ads and potential privacy concerns

Lock screen adware in the Play Store is nothing new. Last year, Google had a bit of an epidemic on its hands, when once beloved apps such as ES File Explorer starting showing unwarranted overlays while phones were charging. We saw a similar thing with the Peel Smart Remote app earlier this year, and the latest offender appears to be Hotspot Shield VPN.

This is a widely trusted app, with more than 50m downloads and a Play Store rating of 4.2 from almost 1m reviewers.

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