Jessica Rich

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Smartphone Apps for Kids Under Scrutiny Amid FTC Privacy Concerns

In its random examination of 400 smartphone apps designed for children, the FTC says most failed to inform parents about data the app gathered and who could access it.


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Feds Urge Parents To Know What Kids Are Doing With Their Smartphones

The federal regulators want app makers to be up-front with what personal details are gathered and how they’re using that info — and they say parents must keep a closer eye on their kids’ touchscreens.