Parents' Monitoring Software Maker That Sold Kids' Data Settles With FTC

a kid and a dad look at a computer -- sold kids data
a kid and a dad look at a computer -- sold kids data

A maker of child-monitoring software has agreed to stop selling information it gathers about the online behavior of kids.

EchoMetrix Inc. of New York agreed to settle with the Federal Trade Commission, which said the company failed to clearly disclose to parents using its web monitoring software that information collected about their children would be sold to third-party marketers.