Privacy Protection

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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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Web ‘Do Not Track’ Privacy Protection is Meaningless, Experts Say

Web browsers like Internet Explorer and Chrome promise to protect your privacy with a “Do Not Track” button that’s supposed to keep advertisers at bay. But so far, they’re empty promises.