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FTC: disclosures severely lacking in kids' mobile apps—and it's getting worse

Arstechnica: Disclosures are severely lacking when it comes to children's apps on Apple's and Google's app stores, according to a new report (PDF) from the Federal Trade Commission. Published Monday, the FTC details its findings from 400 apps across both stores that are geared toward children, highlighting that numerous apps still collect personal data to be transmitted to marketers without parents' knowledge. In addition, the FTC said many app makers claim not to advertise to kids within their apps while simultaneously doing exactly that—another practice that concerns the FTC.

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ReconHope2042d ago

kids shouldn't have phones or be playing with phones.