Smart phone apps can make life easier, putting dozens of useful tools in the palm of your hand. But BBB is warning consumers to make sure the apps they download don’t take more information than they need to do the job.
Goldenshores Technologies has agreed to settle the FTC charges. The settlement goes on to prohibit the company from misrepresenting how users' information is collected and shared and how much control users have over the way the information is shared. It also requires defendants to obtain consumers’ affirmative express consent before collecting, using and sharing information.
It’s not always easy to tell if an app is going to collect your information or how it will use it. BBB is urging smart phone users to:
For information on apps for children, check out BBB’s Children’s Advertising Review Unit.
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