Consumer Groups Call for Probe Into Google’s Marketing of Kids Apps

Consumer Groups Call for Probe Into Google’s Marketing of Kids Apps


A group of children’s and consumer organizations filed a complaint this week against Google to the FTC, saying that the search giant has been marketing apps with inappropriate content in its Play Store

The groups said that some of the apps in the “Family” section of Play Store showed ads for casino games for adults or pushed kids to watch video ads and make in-app purchases.

The groups also pointed out that some apps may be violating the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act which prohibits the collection of phone numbers, precise location, photographs, persistent tracking identifiers and other personal information from children under 13 without verifiable consent from a parent.
Source: New York Times

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