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

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

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A free SpongeBob Squarepants game from Nickelodeon has had to be pulled from the App Store following complaints that it violates children’s online privacy rights. SpongeBob Diner Dash asked children for their names and email addresses without parental permission — so that it could fill their inboxes with spam, no doubt — causing an advocacy group to report the app to the Federal Trade Commission.

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