Kids Apps Collect Info Without Notifying Parents


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This is scary. Do your kids have their own phones? Then the apps they use may be collecting information about them without you knowing, according to Huffington Post Parents.

Parents, that app your kid just downloaded may know more about him than you realize.

Dozens of mobile apps for children are collecting and sharing their personal information — from their phone numbers to their geolocations — with advertisers and other third parties without notifying their parents, according to a new report by the Federal Trade Commission.

The report released Monday was the second survey by the FTC looking at the privacy disclosures associated with children’s apps in the Google Play and Apple’s App Store. The report found that only 20 percent of apps for children disclosed any information about their privacy practices, such as the type of data they collected and who would have access to that information.


Read more at Huffington Post Parents – Mobile Apps For Kids Collect, Share Phone Numbers, Location Without Parents’ Consent, FTC Finds