Government Investigating Makers Of Cellphone Apps By Richard LardnerSubmitted by emalvini on Mon, 12/10/2012 - 15:39
GOVERNMENT INVESTIGATING MAKERS OF CELLPHONE APPS
BY RICHARD LARDNER
Dec 10, 1:11 PM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The government is investigating whether software companies that make cellphone apps have violated the privacy rights of children by quietly collecting personal information from phones and sharing it with advertisers and data brokers, the Federal Trade Commission said Monday. Such apps can capture a child's physical location, phone numbers of their friends and more.