FTC: Children's Phone Apps Need More Oversight

Children have access to hundreds of smartphone apps at their fingertips, but parents usually don't know what kind of information those apps are collecting, or how it's being used. That's according to the Federal Trade Commission.

Mobile apps can automatically grab smartphone information, like the location, phone number, and contacts. Many aimed at children are free or inexpensive. FTC Commissioners want app makers and sellers to provide easy-to-understand information on their products so parents can make informed decisions on which apps to download.

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  • by Mad Max Location: Snow Hill on Feb 21, 2012 at 02:51 AM
    I'm developing a phone app to finally locate that pot of gold at the end of the rainbow and work long division with Roman Numerals. That will teach that Leprachun to mess with me. Oh and Darth Vader says don't give your kid a cell phone.

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