Google's 'Teacher approved' apps mislead on kids' privacy, activists tell FTC

Google's 'Teacher approved' apps mislead on kids' privacy, activists tell FTC

(Reuters) - Two advocacy groups on Wednesday called on the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to investigate whether apps that Google’s Play Store labels as “Teacher approved” are unlawfully collecting personal data without parental consent to target ads at children.

FTC fines HyperBeard $150,000 for illegally collecting children's data

FTC fines HyperBeard $150,000 for illegally collecting children's data

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) had fined children’s app developer HyperBeard for $4 million but the company pleaded it only had $150,000 to pay for allegedly collecting children’s data in an unlawful way.

Unsecure database exposes 179 GB of US citizens' data

Unsecure database exposes 179 GB of US citizens' data

IAPP releases updated 'Privacy Tech Vendor Report'.'Privacy in US Law Schools Update: An IAPP Westin Center Report'.The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has announced it finalized a settlement with Retina-X Studios over privacy violations related to its "stalking" apps.

Sen. Marco Rubio wants to ban states from protecting consumer privacy

Sen. Marco Rubio wants to ban states from protecting consumer privacy

Rubio's announcement Wednesday said that his American Data Dissemination (ADD) Act "provides overdue transparency and accountability from the tech industry while ensuring that small businesses and startups are still able to innovate and compete in the digital marketplace." But Rubio's bill establishes a process for creating rules instead of issuing specific rules right away, and it allows up to 27 months for Congress or the Federal Trade Commission to write the actual rules.