• Thousands of Android apps are improperly tracking children, says new report

    3 monthes ago - By MobileSyrup

    A new study has revealed that thousands of Android apps are improperly tracking and sharing data on children. The report titled “Proceedings on Privacy Enhancing Technologies,” was compiled by researchers at the International Computer Science Institute at the University of California, Berkeley and looked at 5,855 child-directed apps that feature “several concerning violations and trends.” Specifically, the researchers state that the apps that are improperly collecting and sharing data are all included in Google's Designed for Families program. Some of the most notable findings of the...
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  • Over 3000 Android apps tracking children per new study

    Over 3000 Android apps tracking children per new study

    3 monthes ago - By Phone Arena

    We have written about the Children Online Privacy Protection Act before. A new automated study found over 3,300 apps on the Google Play Store that exhibit behavior which could violate COPPA. Some my ask why the Play store is mentioned but not the App Store. It appears that the information for Apple's marketplace is more limited and was outside the scope of this study. In any case, the law in question requires parental consent before collecting certain bits of information on children. This act mostly pertains to sites or apps that have content directed towards children. If it is reasonable ...
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  • Thousands of Android apps are tracking children, study finds - CNET

    Thousands of Android apps are tracking children, study finds - CNET

    3 monthes ago - By CNET

    And they're doing so unlawfully, research from the International Computer Science Institute concludes.
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