The US has fined a mobile advertising firm for tracking the location of hundreds of millions of people – Quartz



“InMobi tracked the locations of hundreds of millions of consumers, including children, without their consent, in many cases totally ignoring consumers’ express privacy preferences,” Jessica Rich, director of the consumer protection bureau at the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) said in a statement from the agency on June 22. “This settlement ensures that InMobi will honor consumers’ privacy choices in the future, and will be held accountable for keeping their privacy promises.”

InMobi, which is registered in Singapore has its headquarters in Bengaluru, India, violated the US Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) by collecting information from apps that were clearly directed at children, even when it was not authorized to do so, FTC said.”

Apps marketed at kids, getting permissions to the sensor suite and broadcast that back.

Who allows that?


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