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Game apps under fire from consumer law makers

Game apps under fire from consumer law makers

The UK's Office of Fair Trading has investigated how apps and browser-based games comply with consumer law. Alarmed by their findings, they're recommending new developer guidelines around in-app purchases and language inciting children to pay for in-game rewards.

How to stop your friends' Facebook apps from accessing *your* private information

How to stop your friends' Facebook apps from accessing *your* private information

Many internet users are wary of sharing their personal information willy-nilly with the world, but did you know that sometimes it's your Facebook friends who might be unwittingly passing your private details on?

My Birthday Calendar warning spreads quickly on Facebook, generating panic

My Birthday Calendar warning spreads quickly on Facebook, generating panic

Facebook users are spreading a warning to their friends and family online about a supposedly malicious application called "My birthday calendar".

But are there real lessons to be learnt about sharing information on Facebook?

Dealing with mobile SMS / text spam [POLL]

Girl looking at phone Dealing with SMS spam

From insurance claims to adult content subscription services, SMS spam seems to be a growing problem. Well, for me at least. Do you know how you should report such text messages?

Dodgy Android markets shut down by FBI in copyright crackdown

Dodgy Android markets shut down by FBI

Some Android users have got a nasty scare, as three websites - involved in the distribution of cracked and stolen Android smartphone apps - were shut down by the FBI.

Twitter tarnished by iPhone contact scandal

twitterbird ooops

As Twitter admits that its mobile apps, once installed, download and store your private phonebook information, and Apple get grilled by a congressional inquiry about privacy, we ask whether consumers should be treated a little less like cattle and a bit more like valued customers?

Malicious cloned games attack Google Android Market

Android market

A malicious developer has created copies of the most popular games on Google's Android Market and added code to send SMS messages to premium line numbers. The Android Market security team pulled the malicious apps from the market, but how many people do you think got stung before they were removed?