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  • The app that links to shopping on Amazon.com is shown on the new Amazon Fire Phone, Wednesday, June 18, 2014, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

    Amazon may get federal spanking after children click to buy gaming apps

    The Federal Trade Commission is suing online retailer Amazon after thousands of parents complained to the company about accidental purchases their children made by using popular gaming apps.


  • Government investigating makers of cellphone apps

    The government is investigating whether software companies that make cellphone apps violated the privacy rights of children by quietly collecting personal information from mobile devices and sharing it with advertisers and data brokers, the Federal Trade Commission said Monday. Such apps can capture a child's physical location, phone numbers of their friends and more.


  • Tracking of apps a ‘danger zone’ for young users

    The government is investigating whether software companies that make cellphone apps have violated the privacy rights of children by quietly collecting personal information from phones and sharing it with advertisers and data brokers, the Federal Trade Commission said Monday. Such apps can capture a child's physical location, phone numbers of their friends and more.


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