The FTC comes down on mobile apps developer Broken Thumb Apps, squeezes $50k out of them for violating children’s privacy. Broken Thumb Apps’ parent company W3 Innovations has been forced to pay out $50,000 in a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission.
W3 was charged with illegally collecting personal information from children. This marks the first FTC case involving mobile applications. Broken Thumbs Apps is an iOS app maker with many games under it’s belt including Zombie Duck Hunt, Truth or Dare and Cootie Catcher. Most noteworthy are the Emily games such as Emily’s Girl World and Emily’s Dress Up as they were marketed towards children in the Apple App Store.