FTC, file-sharing app developer settle charges

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The Federal Trade Commission has settled a case with the maker of a mobile peer-to-peer application over allegations that the program automatically shared files with the public by default. The agency's complaint against FrostWire LLC said this caused consumers who downloaded the app to "unwittingly disclose personal files, like pictures and videos, stored on their smartphones and tablet computers," according to an FTC news release on Tuesday. Under the deal, FrostWire is barred from using default settings that allow these files to be shared and is required to freely update users to a new version that corrects the problem.

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