FTC's 2nd Privacy Report Turns Up Heat On Kids' Apps

Law360, New York (December 10, 2012, 10:50 PM EST) -- The Federal Trade Commission on Monday again criticized mobile app developers, app stores like those run by Apple Inc. and Google Inc., and third-party services for falling short in disclosing how apps for children are sharing and collecting information, prompting attorneys to urge their clients to make changes on their own or learn to live with a more stringent oversight regime.

In a staff report, the commission announced the results of its recent survey of children's apps in Apple's App Store and Google's Play Store, which followed up on a similar review in February. Since then, the mobile app ecosystem had...

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