The New York Times reports entertainment companies and mobile advertising technology companies, including Disney and Viacom, settled allegations of children's privacy violations. Three class-action suits claimed the companies added tracking to children's applications without parental consent in an effort to serve targeted ads. Per the settlements, the companies agreed to remove or disable tracking moving forward. Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood Executive Director Josh Golin called the settlements the "biggest change to the children’s app market that we’ve seen that gets at the business models."
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