Web startup Path to pay $800,000 to settle privacy charges

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Social networking start-up Path will pay $ 800,000 to settle charges with federal regulators that it improperly collected personal information on children. The company also agreed to submit to 20 years of independent privacy reviews to settle charges that it secretly collected information from its users mobile phone address books. The settlement, announced by the Federal Trade Commission on Friday, is the latest between the agency and Web companies for privacy violations. …

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