January 17, 2013
The FTC's report, however, which analyzed and tested 200 apps each from the Apple and Google Play app stores, found that the majority of the kids' apps collected or transmitted information, including the device's I.D., without disclosing the app's privacy practices. A mobile device's ID is a short string of letters and/or numbers that can allow apps, developers and other companies such as ad networks to receive information about the user, such as the user's (your child's) name, phone number, e-mail address, friends list and geolocation. All mobile devices have an I.D.
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