SpongeBob Game Pulled From The App Store For Violating Children’s Privacy Rights

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  • kevin13769

    I am confused, it was pulled from the “APP STORE”….??? Which one…??? The Google App Store, the Amazon App Store, the Microsoft App Store… or THE APP STORE that isn’t allowed to use that trade mark as it is a generic term that covers ALL App Stores…???

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    I am confused, it was pulled from the “APP STORE”….??? Which one…??? The Google App Store, the Amazon App Store, the Microsoft App Store… or THE APP STORE that isn’t allowed to use that trade mark as it is a generic term that covers ALL App Stores…???

    i believe Google and MS has different name for their store. if you think App Store is generic name, “Windows” is a generic word.

  • Killian

    I am confused, it was pulled from the “APP STORE”….??? Which one…??? The Google App Store, the Amazon App Store, the Microsoft App Store… or THE APP STORE that isn’t allowed to use that trade mark as it is a generic term that covers ALL App Stores…???

    There’s only one “App Store,” and that’s Apple’s. Google’s marketplace is called “Google Play,” Microsoft’s is called the “Windows Store,” and Amazon’s is called the “Appstore” — similar, but still different.

  • technochick

    These ‘not intended for’ bits are a joke. I get a popup about things being or adults and just click okay and keep going. But nothing validates that I am of age. I can fake my birthdate to sign up for an account.

    I know privacy nuts freak about validations but unless such things are required, kids will just lie and sign up or apple IDs, facebook etc. no matter the rules

  • Reivax

    Plankton has taken over as Lead Developer, following Patrick’s (hilarious) resignation.

  • joewaylo

    Nickelodeon doesn’t need this data at all. They should remove it since Apple has a rating module required to be assigned for the apps. Parents enable the restriction under the settings/general/restrictions/Apps for games over the rated setting.

    4+, 9+, 12+, 17+ and all apps have a rating restriction that blocks games over the age range parents assign unless the kids enter the pin number.