Are Your Children’s Apps Safe?

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0  Updated at 10:39 am, December 10th, 2012 By: ABC Digital
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iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — It’s up to parents to police what their kids do on the Internet — and the Federal Trade Commission says developers of online and mobile applications should make that process easier.

Of the countless applications aimed at children, the FTC says 80 percent fail to disclose privacy policies, more specifically, they don’t tell parents that they siphon data from a child’s mobile device and share it with a third party.

Now the FTC is urging app makers to do better. They’re also launching investigations to determine whether certain mobile apps are breaking the law.

Click HERE to read the full FTC report.

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