This week, ACT | The App Association member companies came to Washington, D.C. for AppCon – our annual conference on the app economy. For three days, attendees heard from Congressional leaders, the U.S. Trade Representative, and industry experts on the biggest issues impacting the internet economy. They shared their stories in over 125
The Federal Trade Commission took an important step to uphold COPPA with its first enforcement action under the rule against Retro Dreamer and LAI Systems, LLC for unlawfully collecting information from children under 13.
Today’s decision shows that everyone in this space must be transparent about how they protect children’s privacy.
Since 2012, European regulators have been working on the European General Data Protection Regulation (DPR). Proposed drafts have required companies who offer “information society services directly to a child” from processing the personal data of a child under the age of 13 unless consent is given by a parent. This
President Obama recently called on Congress to take steps to protect the privacy of elementary and secondary school students. He also announced that 75 companies, including Microsoft and Apple, have signed a pledge to use data collected from students only for educational purposes and to avoid using data collected to
Last week, NPR’s Morning Edition featured a story about a Queens school for children within the autism spectrum that use iPads in class and to play in their high school band.
It’s the type of story we’re accustomed to hearing at ACT | The App Association. Most of the country first
A study released Friday by Fordham University, “Privacy and Cloud Computing in Public Schools,” raises concerns about whether schools are asking the right questions about the privacy of student data stored remotely. One issue that received particular attention is paid to third-party cloud services that store student records.
If you read tech news, you undoubtedly heard about the privacy fiasco involving Path and the revelation that the app was collecting and storing address data from iPhones—unbeknownst to the users. Morgan Reed, the executive director of the Association for Competitive Technology, talked with Innov8rs Network and tells what happened,
Many in the mobile development community, particularly those who develop for iOS, have read stories about Lodsys, Apple, their patent disagreement(s), and potential lawsuits from Lodsys. We talked with IP and business attorney Rob Cogan of Continuum Law about this situation and how mobile developers should proceed. An audicast
Earnings season is upon us and its already rocking the mobile world. Apple reported a ridiculous quarter yesterday. Microsoft reported a fantastic quarter today. And, Nokia…they took a bruising.
In fact, for the first time ever, Apple shipped more smartphones worldwide than Nokia.
“Nokia says it sold 16.7 million smartphones in the
It’s been a long time since our last DC-based event, but this one was worth the wait. On May 17, Innovators Network will be hosting a discussion with Intel’s Genevieve Bell, their in-house anthropologist and one of the world’s foremost experts on user experience design. Dr. Bell will