Talking Points: Kids' mobile apps; NBC's Engel; workers' comp in Australia

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How may mobile apps for children soon be changing?

The Federal Trade Commission is expected to issue rules Wednesday aimed at keeping cellphone app developers from gathering too much information from preteen users. The FTC will propose prohibiting the use of behavioral marketing techniques that target children and will redefine as personal information the location data that comes from a cellphone or tablet, the device's unique identification number and data-tracking files known as "cookies."

Where is NBC foreign correspondent Richard Engel?

Engel and his production crew were in Turkey on Tuesday after being held in Syria for five days, The newsman and several members of his crew were captured by pro-regime gunmen who had dragged them from their car, killed one of their rebel escorts and subjected them to mock executions. The gunmen planned to exchange them for prisoners held by the Syrian rebels. They escaped during a firefight at a rebel checkpoint.

How comprehensive is Australia's workers' compensation coverage?

A recent court ruling suggests the coverage is relatively broad. The court determined that a bureaucrat who was injured while having sex on a business trip was eligible for workers' compensation benefits. She was hospitalized when a glass light fitting was torn from its mount above the bed during sex and landed on her face, injuring her nose and mouth -- and eventually causing debilitating depression. A panel of judges ruled that her employer did not have to condone her actions for her injury to be covered.

- The Associated Press contributed to these items.

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