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      FTC toughens online privacy rules for kids

      the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act, keeps pace with evolving technology, including cellphones, software apps and social networking services.

      New rules by the Federal Trade Commission will tighten privacy for children online.

      The FTC said personal data collected by mobile phone apps, smartphones and tablets will now be much harder to collect.

      In addition, parents will have greater control over information websites can collect from kids under 13.

      The rules are revisions to the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act.

      (The Associated Press contributed to this report.)