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More than 3,300 Android apps are improperly tracking kids: study

Thousands of family-friendly apps from the Google Play Store potentially are violating federal law, according to a new large-scale study from North American and European universities and organizations.

The research, recently published in the journal Proceedings on Privacy Enhancing Technologies, showed that 3,337 Android apps on Google Play were improperly collecting children’s data and potentially violating the United States Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), which limits data collection for kids under age 13.

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