• Senators ask FTC to investigate malicious ads in apps geared for kids

    28 days ago - By Gamasutra

    Several Senators have urged the Federal Trade Commission to investigate the practice of monetizing kids' mobile games and apps. ...
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  • Senators urge FTC to look into shady ad practices in apps for kids

    Senators urge FTC to look into shady ad practices in apps for kids

    28 days ago - By TechCrunch

    For us jaded adults, the long-running trend towards making apps and games free to download but stuffing them with paid options is just an annoyance or perhaps a logical progression of the business model. But kids haven't developed our cynicism and wariness of manipulation - and they're getting targeted nevertheless. Several Senators have asked the FTC to look into the ugly practice of monetizing kids' apps.
    “We write regarding the manipulative marketing practices by apps designed for children,” write Senators Ed Markey , Tom Udall , and Richard Blumenthal in their letter. “Children should...
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  • Senators call for FTC investigation into ads in children's apps

    28 days ago - By Engadget

    Last month, a study published in the Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics described just how prevalent advertising is in apps geared towards children, and its findings have now led three Senators to ask the FTC to investigate. Senator...
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