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Android Flashlight-App Developer Settles FTC Privacy Complaint

The Federal Trade Commission said on Thursday that GoldenShores Technologies, maker of the Brightest Flashlight Free app for Android, had settled an FTC complaint that its privacy policy failed to disclose the collection and sharing of user data with third parties, such as ad networks. The FTC said the app has been downloaded tens of millions of times.

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Box Adds the File-Management Technology of Folders

Cloud services outfit Box announced today that it had acquired the technology behind the Folders iOS app and brought aboard its developer, Martin Destagnol, to help integrate its features into Box’s app. The IPO-bound Box also recently picked up document-sharing service Crocodoc, and you can expect to hear more about the company’s strategy from CEO Aaron Levie on the D11 stage next week.

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Fix for Kindle iOS Bug Now Live in the App Store

After a quick review, Apple has cleared an update to Amazon’s Kindle for iOS app that fixes a bug in the previous version that deregistered iOS Kindle devices, deleting libraries, bookmarks and other settings. The updated app is now available in the iTunes App Store.