Last week, the Federal Trade Commission announced that mobile advertising company InMobi has agreed to settle charges that it committed “unfair and deceptive” practices and violated the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) by tracking the location of consumers (including children) without notice or consent.  The Singapore-based company offers multiple forms of location-based advertising to its customers to use in their mobile apps, including the ability to serve ads to users based on their current locations, locations they visit at certain times, and their location over time.  According to the settlement, InMobi agreed to a $4 million civil penalty, which was reduced to $950,000 due to InMobi’s financial condition.