Lawsuit accuses Disney apps of spying on kids

Lawsuit accuses Disney apps of spying on kids
The Walt Disney Company has been hit with a lawsuit that claims more than 40 of its smartphone apps have been spying on children. The suit, which has requested Class Action status, states that Disney is violating an online law designed to protect children's privacy online. Disney's smartphone apps are very popular; one particular title, "Where's My Water? 2," has been downloaded between 100 million and 500 million times.

According to the lawsuits, Disney apps have trackers installed inside that allow data such as geographical information, browsing history and other third party information to be collected and then sold to third parties for advertising reasons. Amanda Rushing, a California based mother, filed the suit on August 3rd in a U.S. District Court in San Francisco.

There is a long list of Disney apps that might be involved with the illegal spying. Besides "Where's My Water 2," other titles rumored to be involved include "Moana Island Life," and "Disney Color and Play." Both of these apps count between 1 million and 5 million installations from the Google Play Store.

source: FoxNews

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