F.T.C. Fines Yelp and TinyCo for Violating Children’s Privacy Rules

From the NY Times article:

Tiny Pets, Tiny Zoo, Tiny Monsters and other mobile apps aimed at children have been downloaded more than 34 million times, often – not surprisingly – by children. But TinyCo, the maker of the apps, failed to recognize that strict rules apply to collection of information from children online, according to federal regulators.

The Federal Trade Commission announced that TinyCo Inc. had agreed to pay a $300,000 civil penalty to settle charges that it improperly collected children’s information in violation of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, known as Coppa.

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