Apple wants to help parents prevent their kids from being spied on

Apple has launched a new “Game for Kids” section of the App Store that gives concerned parents a lost of age-appropriate games for their children that won’t track their behavior. Considering how many apps collect data on their users, this new section could prove to be an invaluable tool for parents who don’t want companies collecting information on their children for advertising purposeless. 

Parents concerned that their kids’ iOS games could be tracking their behavior have a new tool to find good content. Apple just launched a new “Games for Kids” section on the App Store that collects age-appropriate games in a single page for kids up to 11 years old. Unlike the App Store’s main Games category, all the titles in the Games for Kids category have to abide by privacy rules which prevent them from gathering kids’ names, addresses, phone numbers, along with any photos, videos or audio capture of their young players. With so many titles on the App Store, it can be hard to find the right mix of fun and privacy protection. The new collection is an expansion of Apple’s Kids section, which requires apps to abide by the above restrictions. The section launched in 2013 to provide parents with a better way to find good games for their kids.

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By Jesseb Shiloh

+Jesseb Shiloh is new to blogging. He enjoys things that most don't and dismisses society as an unfortunate distraction. Find him on WeHeartWorld, Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest.

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