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Google reportedly aims to expand to kids as customers

The search giant is considering changes to its services that would legally allow children to sign up, according to a report published Monday.

By August 18, 2014

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Make your own little Lego movie (yes, even PG-13)

Skit has secured the assets of "The Lego Movie," so that kids can make their own skits and adults can too. Oh, the possibilities.

By June 16, 2014

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Cortana doesn't talk to kids, thanks to child protection laws

Microsoft's virtual assistant Cortana, coming soon to Windows Phone, falls under US government child protection laws and can't be used by anyone under the age of 13.

By April 25, 2014

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California gives teens an 'eraser button' to hide online skeletons

Sites and apps targeting minors will have to delete content on request, but the new law has limitations.

By September 23, 2013

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Apple updates App Guidelines with eye on children's privacy

The latest changes to the App Review Guidelines caution against collecting certain information from kids.

By August 15, 2013

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New 'Kids' section of apps coming to iOS 7

Apple is readying a new section of apps aimed specifically at kids, along with greater protections for the little 'uns.

By August 17, 2013

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Path to pay $800,000 to settle privacy issues with FTC

The social-networking site also will establish a "comprehensive privacy program" and obtain independent privacy assessments every other year for the next 20 years.

By February 1, 2013

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Children's privacy law catches on to apps, social networks

The FTC updates rules tied to the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act, or COPPA, but the changes won't really affect companies like Apple or Facebook.

By December 19, 2012

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Policy and privacy: Five reasons why 2012 mattered

It was the year of Internet activism with a sharp political point: Protests derailed the Stop Online Piracy Act, assisted in imploding a United Nations summit, and helped to postpone a data-sharing bill.

By December 24, 2012

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SpongeBob disappears from app store after privacy criticism

An advocacy group calls on the FTC to investigate the children's game for violations of online privacy rights and misleading marketing.

By December 17, 2012