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Many Kids' Apps Raise Privacy Concerns, FTC Says

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Privacy policies are an important safeguard for online consumers, especially kids. But a new report out today from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) says for the most part, developers of children's mobile apps are failing to disclose their practices.

The FTC looked at 400 children's apps -- half of them available through the Apple App Store and the other half through Google's Android Market.

It found that only one in five offered a disclosure about what type of sensitive information it might be collecting.

Host Stephanie Martin talks with Lorraine Ackemann, an app developer and founder of, a blog dedicated to helping other parents develop apps for kids.


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