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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