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You just bought the latest smartphone. You loaded all your favorite apps — online banking, GPS, even an app to track your health.But now your phone is full of information about you — how much money you have, where you are and whether you...

Ever hand your smartphone over to your kids? You probably didn’t think it could be a hundred-dollar decision — but for some parents, it was. Today the FTC announced that Google is settling charges that it allowed kids to spend money in...

A good shopping buddy has a sharp eye, knows the lay of the land, and can find the best deals on the products you want. A great shopping buddy might even share coupons with you.Millions of people have found new shopping buddies − their...

A good shopping buddy has a sharp eye, knows the lay of the land, and can find the best deals on the products you want. A great shopping buddy might even share coupons with you. Millions of people have found new shopping buddies — their...

Ready for a discussion that’s likely to upset the whole family? First, explain these concepts to your four-year-old: online shopping accounts that are linked to your credit card, unlimited in-app charges, and store policies that state all...

Come on, admit it: Ever since you saw Mission: Impossible, you’ve wished you could send messages that self-destruct. Then Snapchat came along, and suddenly the impossible seemed easy. Adding a twist to photo- and video-sharing, Snapchat allows...

Updated (5/15/14) with information on filing a complaint with the FTC Thanks to a settlement with the FTC, Apple is refunding more than $32 million to people for in-app charges made by kids without their parent’s permission. Apple also had to...

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, people used phones primarily to call each other. Strange, huh?Today, in this galaxy, many of us depend on our phones to take care of everyday tasks like waking up on time, keeping track of our calories,...

Update (3/27/14): Apple will notify people about how to get refunds by April 15. The settlement requires Apple to provide full refunds for in-app charges made by kids without parental permission.Quick: name a way your kids could rack up hundreds of...

Imagine this: You’re at home one evening when a sudden storm knocks out your power. You reach for that flashlight you keep in the kitchen drawer just for emergencies. You flip the switch, and the flashlight asks for your location. That would be...

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