AppCon attendees make case for CS education in Washington

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

Continue Reading

App Devs to Pay $360K for violating COPPA

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.

Continue Reading

Responding to the President’s Call for Student Privacy

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

Continue Reading

Apps and Autism

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

Continue Reading

The Pros and Cons of Schools Using the Cloud

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.

What is

Continue Reading