Apps tracking kids

Check out, which analyzed over 1 million applications and ranked them based on how the extent of an application's collection of information about the user matched up with the user's expectations.

A key finding from the site, reports CNN Money, is that some of the worst apps in terms of privacy are apps aimed at kids. Some examples cited by CNN:

My Talking Tom is a game where you raise a virtual cat. The gimmick: You speak to him, and he repeats everything you say. But the app takes your voice recordings, and shares that data with advertisers. And if you connect your phone to a computer, it can delete or modify files on that computer — for a reason CMU researchers can't yet figure out.

Fruit Ninja is a game of sword-wielding, vegetarian carnage. But the app insists on knowing your precise location, carrier and phone number — sharing that with advertisers.

Also on the naughty list: The Holy Bible. It surreptitiously grabs your contact list, phone call history, phone number, carrier and tracks your location. Bible for Kids isn't much better: It got a C, because it follows children's movements.

Some versions of the popular Angry Birds game also track your location and find your social media accounts, the CNN story notes.

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