Federal Trade Commission investigating privacy in kids' apps

A boy plays a soccer game on his iPad inside a mass rapid transit train in Singapore on June 8, 2012.

This final note today, one that will be of interest to those who give their kids their smartphones to play with as a way to get a little peace and quiet.

The Federal Trade Commission said today it's got some concerns about a lot of those apps kids play with. Non-disclosure of what kinds of data's being collected, how it's being used -- the usual stuff.

Worrisome, yes. But a good game of Angry Birds does buy you a whole lot of time, I'll tell you that.

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