A new staff report issued by the Federal Trade Commission finds that
many mobile apps for use in shopping do not provide consumers with
important information – such as how the apps manage payment-related
disputes or handle consumer data – prior to download.

The report, “What’s the Deal?” An FTC Study on Mobile Shopping Apps,” looked
at some of the most popular apps used by consumers to comparison shop,
collect and redeem deals and discounts, and pay in-store with their
mobile devices.