Nightly News   |  December 10, 2012

FTC investigates apps for kids

After reviewing Apple and Google’s mobile apps stores, the Federal Trade Commission found most of the apps geared toward kids did not notify users that they were collecting data. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

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>>> the feds are warning parents tonight, the makers of smartphone and tablet apps for children aren't doing nearly enough to protect kids' privacy. a survey by the federal trade commission found some apps collect and share personal information on unknowing children including phone numbers, locations, identities of friends who link up in social media without disclosing what they're doing. the ftc said apple and google in particular need to be a better job in policing the apps that are sold in their stores.