Australian Government To Investigate Rubbish Apps

Australian Government To Investigate Rubbish Apps

All the real issues must be sorted, I guess. At least that’s the message I’m getting from the Federal Government, which has announced plans to conduct an inquiry into dodgy smartphone apps that don’t do what they say they do on the tin.

Crappy apps are the target of Federal Assistant Treasurer David Bradbury, who is on a crusade to stop Australians being duped by dumb pieces of software.

He’s reportedly referring the case for a mobile apps investigation to the Consumer Affairs Advisory Council today, and he wants Aussies to “name and shame” the worst apps they have ever used.

Bradbury said that consumers are concerned about in-app purchases, lax parental controls and stored credit card details on apps.

Is this what you want the government looking into? [Daily Telegraph]