Saturday, February 2, 2013

The FTC recommends that developers of Apps to Improve Your Security

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) of the United States has today released a report that recommends how the owners of various mobile platforms can improve the information they provide to their clients on how to manage your data. Specifically, this report was addressed to giants like Amazon, Apple, RIM, Google and Microsoft, as well as application developers and advertisers.

The FTC recommends that developers of apps that will enhance your safety

The recommendations speak of such thorny issues as the need for parental permission to collect data from children under 13. The report is called "On the mobile privacy: building trust through transparency," and recommends that all players in this function to inform their customers. They should also ask and get answers consent before accessing sensitive information such as geolocation.

It further recommends that application developers must take additional steps to those imposed by the App Store. The report also calls for developers of mobile operating systems like iOS, Android or Windows, to include a section accessible so that users are aware of the data they are processing and sending the various applications they have installed.

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In addition, the Federal Trade Commission asked Apple and other companies if it would be possible to block the quick buttons data and geolocation. This would prevent unreliable applications send sensitive information to the servers if the user does not want it. The FTC emphasizes the need for companies engaged in mobile communications equipment to put all their work to make this world more reliable, secure and robust.

In the coming years, we will see how the security on mobile devices is going to become a crucial issue. In fact, the first virus for iOS and Android have already appeared, although so far they have not caused too much damage. Many of us have very important data on your mobile phone, so we would not appreciate them from falling into the wrong hands.

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However, the Federal Trade Commission will closely monitor how the companies involved follow their recommendations. Moreover, if necessary, take stronger measures to Apple, Google, Amazon, Microsoft, RIM and company take their warnings seriously.

If anyone is interested in reading the full list of recommendations in this report, you can click on the source link at end of article. We have seen as many of them are satisfied in the applications available on the App Store, which bears witness of the conscientious work of Apple in this regard.

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Do any of you have had security problems with your iPhone or iPad? Do you fear for the safety of your data stored on your phone or tablet? Would you be willing to wait longer for output or update your favorite apps in exchange for greater security and confidence in their content?

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