Smartphone Apps Sharing Kids' Personal Info

Ad Feedback

Popular apps aimed at children may be collecting their personal data and sharing it without their parents' permission, according to the Federal Trade Commission.

FTC researchers tested 400 of the leading smart phone and tablet apps sold in stores run by Apple and Google.

The study concluded the software developers offered misleading privacy policies.

"We're not naming names, in part because we think this is a systematic problem, and we don't want people to think that if they avoid certain apps that they're home free," Jessica Rich, associate director of the FTC's financial practices division, said.

The news comes as the FTC prepares to vote on new rules to keep companies from tracking children on mobile devices.

Current laws limit advertising to children in print and television, but it is not as clear for mobile technology.

Log in or create an account to post a comment.  

CBN IS HERE FOR YOU!

Are you seeking answers in life? Are you hurting? Are you facing a difficult situation?

Find peace with God, discover more about God or send us your prayer request.

Call The 700 Club Prayer Center at 1 (800) 823-6053, 24 hours a day.

A caring friend will be there to pray with you in your time of need.

CBNNews.com

CBNNews.com

CBN News is a national/international, nonprofit news organization that provides programming by cable, satellite, and the Internet, 24-hours a day. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.