FTC: Most mobile apps for kids secretly collect, share information

Los Angeles Times:A study from the Federal Trade Commission finds that most mobile apps for kids are secretly collecting information from children, including device IDs and other private information without their parents’ knowledge or consent.

Nearly 60% of apps reviewed from the Google Play and Apple App stores transmitted the device ID.

The FTC said Monday it is launching investigations to determine whether certain mobile apps developers have violated the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act.

Photo credit: Gary Friedman / Los Angeles Times

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    what the what, my brother and his mom?
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    DUH. We all know Google’s spying on us when we use the internet.
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    That photo is of my little brother…
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    who gives a shit? it’s not harmful information, just a device ID.
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