Violating Children's Privacy, Path Fined Billions

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Social networks are intended only for family or close friends, Path, was ordered to pay a fine of 800,000 U.S. dollars by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).

Quoted from TechSpot, Monday (04/02/2013), the FTC punish Path for uploading personal data in the phone book for local children, without sepengatahuan and consent of the parents.

Furthermore, it is known Path has managed to get the phone book data from about 3,000 children under the age of 13. It is unlawful for Child Protection in Cyberspace USA.

Previously, Path is already acknowledged that their system receives the user inadvertently children under the age of 13. This can happen because the system does not automatically reject the user who does not qualify in terms of age.

For the record, the social networking service Path is not intended for children under 13 years.

In the Path app for iOS version 2.0, users are offered three methods to add friends. Users can find a friend directly from the contacts in the phone book, find friends from Facebook, or invite friends via e-mail or SMS.

The problem, Path system will collect data, such as name, address, phone number, e-mail addresses, and usernames on social networks other than the user's phone book, even if the user did not choose the "find a friend directly from the contacts in the phone book" .

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