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COPPA

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Facebook wants 'Like' button to be exempt from child privacy laws

Social network tells the FTC that teens' right to freedom of expression will be inhibited by proposed revisions to COPPA.

By October 1, 2012

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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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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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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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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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Groups ask FTC to probe kid-focused viral marketing

Seventeen advocacy groups called on the federal agency to investigate what they called the "commercial exploitation of youths" though viral marketing campaigns.

By August 27, 2012

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iOS developer to pay $50,000 fine over child privacy

The Federal Trade Commission says W3 Innovations will pay the fine to settle charges that the company violated the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act.

By August 16, 2011

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RockYou settles with FTC over charges of exposing user info

Settlement with social gaming site also alleges the company violated Children's Online Privacy Protection Act Rule by collecting and disclosing personal information without parents' consent.

By March 27, 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