|Dec 17, 2012, 03:35 PM||#1|
Center for Digital Democracy Calls on FTC to Investigate SpongeBob App for COPPA Violations
As discovered by The Next Web, the Center for Digital Democracy today asked the FTC to investigate a children's game made by Nickelodeon and PlayFirst for deceptive marketing.
According to the advocacy group, SpongeBob Diner Dash violates the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act. The game, which is aimed at kids, is an iPhone and iPad app that can be found in the "Kids Games" section of the App Store, and though it claims to comply with COPPA, the CDD says that it does not.
SpongeBob Diner Dash and SpongeBob Diner Dash Deluxe, the offending games, have currently been removed from the U.S. App Store.
Article Link: Center for Digital Democracy Calls on FTC to Investigate SpongeBob App for COPPA Violations
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