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The Risks Children May Face When Using Some of their Favorite Online Apps


Between tablets, computers and mobile phones, kids are spending countless hours online every day--and their personal information may not be as secure as you may think. The Better Business Bureau, in a recent article in the Midland Reporter-Telegram warns parents that some mobile applications on tablets and mobile phones may be siphoning children's data. In a report by the Federal Trade Commission ( the FTC) at the end of 2013, it was reported that in many cases, developers are sharing data collected from children like the child's location, telephone number and other information obtained from the mobile device.

The Midland Reporter-Telegram reports some great advice that CARU gives about how to help parents protect their kids from unauthorized access to their information. To read about CARU's advice, check out this article on the Midland Reporter-Telegram.

If you have a complaint about an app or any advertising that is directed to children, click here where you can let CARU know.

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