Disney mobile game lawsuit filed over data collection from children

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The entertainment giant has been accused of violating privacy laws about how personal data can be collected from minors. A federal court is asking some heavy questions about Disney mobile game practices involving personal data collection from children. As a result of these alleged activities, Disney has been sued. The class action lawsuit accuses Disney of having included inappropriate ad-tracking software in its mobile games. The Disney mobile game security lawsuit alleges that the company’s ad-tracking software illegally monitors its users and shares children’s personal identifying information with third parties.…

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Mobile commerce apps may place personal data at risk, FTC

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Consumers have already expressed that they are leery about smartphone based shopping, and this may not be paranoia. While some consumers have already started shopping over mobile commerce and many retailers and restaurants have been jumping on the bandwagon to provide apps to make that process easier than using the mobile web, recent research is starting to show that this may not be as safe as some think in terms of keeping sensitive data protected. Even Americans who are using these shopping apps for price checks are placing their personal…

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The FTC makes technology news with a lawsuit against AT&T

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Federal officials have revealed that they are suing the cellular giant for the deception of millions of customers. Last week, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) made technology news when they filed a lawsuit against the second largest American cellular carrier, AT&T, for the alleged deception of millions of their customers through the sale of what was labeled as “unlimited” data plans that were later restricted through the reduction of internet speeds. When consumers had reached a certain amount of data usage, their internet speeds were “throttled” by slowing down. According…

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Mobile marketing battle launched between Amazon and FTC

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The massive online marketplace is fighting the Federal Trade Commission over in-app purchases. Amazon.com Inc. has decided that it is not going to take the new FTC mobile marketing policies for in-app purchases sitting down, and has decided to fight the requests that the regulator has made for the company to comply. Other companies that have received this same request, such as Apple, have already settled over this controversial issue. The center of this conflict is a common complaint from consumers regarding apps that can be downloaded for free but…

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Mobile carrier, T-Mobile USA being sued by US

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American authorities have filed a complaint alleging that the company has been adding unauthorized charges to bills. The mobile carrier giant, T-Mobile USA has had a complaint filed against it by the United States with an accusation that the service provider has been charging customers millions of dollars in added unauthorized charges. The authorities are accusing the company of a billing practice which is better known as “cramming”. The charges in question that were being added by the mobile carrier to the bills it has been sending to its customers…

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