U.S. online marketing companies are pioneering the dramatic expansion of data collection throughout the world, as they gather, analyze, and make actionable all of our information.  Giants such as Google and Facebook effectively become “private NSAs”—tracking us on social media, mobile devices, search engines, online games, and increasingly even when we are in the grocery or department store.  Telephone companies involved with the NSA’s “bulk” data-collection program are expanding their own data gathering on the Internet and mobile devices as well.

Center for Digital Democracy Charges that Nickelodeon’s Mobile SpongeBob Game
Violates the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act

Urges Federal Trade Commission to Investigate and Bring Action Against the Leading Children’s Cable Channel

Nickelodeon and PlayFirst Don’t Play Fair,
Collecting Personal Information from Kids and Inducing In-Game Purchases