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Google Targeted by Consumer Groups Over Children's Apps

  • Complaint based on survey of 75 apps from multiple developers
  • FTC has had Google under 20-year privacy degree since 2011
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Google Play Store Privacy Concerns
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Alphabet Inc.’s Google distributes mobile apps for children that are inappropriate for young people and may violate children’s privacy laws, according to a complaint from 22 consumer and privacy groups.

Kids’ apps in the Play store on the company’s Android devices can expose children to ads showing alcohol or that promote gambling, while game play might depict dangerous acts, according to the complaint, which was filed with the Federal Trade Commission. The complaint was based on a survey of 75 apps from a variety of developers.