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App makers being investigated for violating children's privacy

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Not to alarm anyone, but to re-emphasize the need for vigilance and caution in installing apps on phones for children: http://www.ajc.com/ap/ap/kids-family/government-investigating-makers-of-cellphone-apps/nTRb6/. According to this story, the Federal Trade Commission is investigating whether cellphone app makers have violated children's privacy rights by collecting personal information such as physical location, phone numbers of friends, etc., and sharing it with advertisers and data brokers. Worth a read if your kids play games on phones.

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