Are Phone Apps Inappropriately Tracking Our Children?

Experts say that thousands of Android apps may be improperly tracking children.  

Researchers from the International Computer Science Institute found that 28-percent of the smartphone apps researched in the study had access to sensitive data of child users protected by Android permissions, and 73-percent transmit sensitive data over the internet.  

Over 250 apps collected geolocation data without parental permission, and 107 shared the user's email address and 10 of them shared phone numbers.  

More than 2,000 apps violated Google's terms of service, and more than 1,000 were not using correct configuration options to protect users under the age of 13.

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