More than half of 5,855 Android apps in the 'Designed for Families' section of the Google Play store potentially violated COPPA, a team of computer-science researchers found.
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March 06, 2018
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February 07, 2018
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December 22, 2017
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December 14, 2017
Vroom, a program that translates research on children's brain development into tips for parents, is being woven into an Amazon service.
December 06, 2017
"Messenger Kids" will let children video chat with parent-approved contacts, but the app is raising concerns about data-privacy and social-media use by young children.
July 14, 2017
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April 18, 2017
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