iOS developer caught collecting kids’ personal data pays $50K to settle FTC complaint

“In the first of its kind, an iOS developer recently paid $50,000 to settle a Federal Trade Commission complaint charging child-oriented apps collected personal data without parental knowledge,” Ed Sutherland reports for Cult of Mac.

“Broken Thumbs Apps, sells several games, such as Zombie Duck Hunt, Truth or Dare, and Emily’s Dress Up,” Sutherland reports. “W3 Innovations, the parent of Broken Thumbs Apps, also agreed to delete personal information collection in violation of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) and not engage in such practices again.”

Sutherland reports, “The apps had asked children to enter their names to start the games, as well as offering the chance to enter blog comments, which were saved by W3, according to the FTC.”

Read more in the full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Dan K.” for the heads up.]


    1. Really cluelesski, been to England recently?

      There are also places in the Middle East and Africa where they’ll kill you for the fillings in your teeth.

      Try saving the admonishing statements for when you have a tangible grasp on reality.

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