‘SpongeBob Diner Dash’ pulled from App Store after privacy complaints

‘SpongeBob Diner Dash’ pulled from App Store after privacy complaints

The children’s game SpongeBob Diner Dash is no longer available in the iOS App Store, hours after the FTC was asked to investigate the companies behind it. The New York Times reports that the non-profit group Center for Digital Democracy asked the Federal Trade Commission to investigate both Nickelodeon and mobile-game developer PlayFirst, alleging that the game violates the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). According to the CDD , the game asks children for personal information despite not notifying parents — a violation of the law — and the organization has also asked the FTC to look into what mechanisms the game uses to identify a given device. According to the Times , Nickelodeon pulled the app voluntarily so it… Continue reading…

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‘SpongeBob Diner Dash’ pulled from App Store after privacy complaints

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