July 2, 2022

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Watch out for Pokémon Go! Which apps are snatching your kids’ data?

3 min read

Parents may assume that apps for younger audiences are innocuous, simply fulfilling their children’s entertainment or educational needs, but ToyZone conducted a new study that discovered many platforms exploit kids by tracking their online footprints and selling their sensitive data. 

ToyZone examined 107 apps during the investigation; only 16% collected zero data. To put that into perspective, only 17 out of 107 kid-targeted apps did not harvest personal information from their users. Yikes!

The most data-hungry, kid-targeted app is …

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