Posts tagged as: COPPA

Children Consumer Groups Want Google’s Play Store Kid App Policies Investigated

A collection of organizations that monitors services marketed to children and consumers alleges Google’s marketing policies in the Google Play Store are misleading and should be investigated. The groups have filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission wherein they suggest the Family section of the Play Store is rife with content unsuitable for kids. […]

Disney Is Being Sued for Tracking Kids Again

Disney has a new COPPA (Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act) problem to deal with. The house of the mouse is facing a class action lawsuit claiming that 42 of its gaming apps aimed at children violate COPPA. Sadly this is not the first time the firm has faced these type of claims. In 2013, the […]

FTC Report Hits App Stores Hard for Weak Child Data Safeguards

The US Federal Trade Commission has continued its campaign against the collection and use of children’s personal data. A report, released today, titled “Mobile Apps for Kids: Disclosures Still Not Making the Grade”  (PDF) takes Google and Apple to task for hosted applications failing to “provide any information about the data collected through the app, […]

17 Child Advocacy Group File COPPA Complaint with FTC – Targets Include McDonalds, Subway, General Mills

Seventeen child advocacy groups teamed up this week to file five separate Federal Trade Commission complaints against McDonalds, Subway, General Mills, Cartoon Network, and Nickelodeon for collecting children’s email addresses without parental consent. Groups like the Center for Digital Democracy, and the Center for Science in the Public Interest claim that the companies are acting […]

Archos Debuts New Kid Friendly Tablet with Ice Cream Sandwich

Archos has announced their introduction of a 7” Android tablet for children, called the Child Pad. The 7’’ Child Pad features a compact light-weight design, the latest Android version, 4.0 “Ice Cream Sandwich”, a 1GHz processor and 1GB of RAM. Features & Benefits Kid friendly features of the Child Pad include access to the Kids […]

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