/// Apps for Kids Are Data Magnets; FTC Rules to Kick In

June 28, 2013  |  All Things Digital

While 7-year-old Eros ViDemantay played with a kid’s app on his father’s phone, tracing an elephant, behind the scenes a startup company backed by Google Inc. was collecting information from the device — including its email address and a list of other apps installed on his phone. “My jaw dropped,” says Lee ViDemantay, Eros’s father and a fifth-grade teacher at the Los Angeles Unified School District. “Why do they need to know all that?” The app, called How to Draw — Easy Lessons, also sent two of the phone’s main ID numbers. Read the rest of this post on the original site »

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