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Here’s another reason to keep a close eye on your child’s smartphone use: They could be logged onto dating apps.Three dating apps let children as young as 12 use their services, according to the Federal Trade Commission.Google pulled the apps from their stores, the FTC said.Eugene Yatsenko, Wildec’s manager, told Market Watch he took action after receiving the May 1 letter and now minors “cannot access our services right now and cannot create any new account.” Federal law says there must be “verifiable parental consent” before any site can collect personal data from a child under 13.It described this practice as “extremely problematic.” Meet24, Fast Meet and Meet4U, apps owned by a Ukrainian-based company Wildec LLC, collected data on users, including their birth date and location data.The apps’ user policies stated they were off limits to kids under 13, the FTC said, but they still collected data on these children.Its amazing feature “Crush” lets the other person know that you like them.
The apps — Meet24, Fast Meet and Meet4U — are operated by Wildec, a company based in the Ukraine, the FTC said.He pointed to three criminal cases where the authorities said the apps enabled men to allegedly reach out to minors. (Users must tell sites like Tinder, Bumble and Match they are at least 18.) Over 50% of people in a 2013 Pew Research Center study said their dates had “seriously misrepresented” themselves; about a quarter of those poll participants said they were contacted by someone through a site and felt harassed or uncomfortable.Shares of Google were up 12.7% year-to-date, while shares of Apple were up 28.4%.Often regarded as a casual dating solution, Tinder is also used for serious relationships with mutual consent.The stunning features of this app are super-like option, mutual friends, etc.