Topic: Children's Online Privacy Protection Act
The Federal Trade Commission says smartphone apps are a "digital danger zone," and the FTC is investigating 400 apps for kids to see if they violate the privacy rights of children by collecting personal information and sharing it with advertisers and data brokers.
It can be hard for parents to decipher whether or not mobile apps are collecting and selling sensitive information about their kids, such as location and purchasing habits. But some are working to make the muddy world of app privacy policies a little more clear and help parents worry about kid apps less.
Facebook is building technology that would allow users under the age of 13 to access the social network, according to a new report.
Mark Zuckerberg says the under-13 set should be able to sign on to Facebook, despite a US law saying otherwise. Could a fight from Mark Zuckerberg change the law?