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children's privacy


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


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


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


Tracking watch for kids throws in GPS, GSM, Wi-Fi, kitchen sink

The Evado Filip VivoPlay watch lets parents track their children's whereabouts, but it also includes audio capabilities for getting in touch with tykes in an emergency.

By January 9, 2013


McDonald's, General Mills accused of collecting kids' data

Children's advocacy groups this week reportedly file complaints with the FTC against large corporations over brand-related online games that ask kids for friends' e-mail addresses without parental consent.

By August 22, 2012


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


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


Togetherville brings social networking to children

A new social-networking service aimed at children ages 6 to 10 lets kids and the grownups in their lives interact in a walled-off environment.

By May 18, 2010


Podcast: Could expanding privacy law harm children?

A report explores how some states want to expand the Children Online Privacy Protection act from under 13 to under 18. Co-author Adam Thierer says such laws could have negative consequences.

By May 21, 2009


Buzz Out Loud Podcast 1122: AT&T blames the children

AT&T announced they're going to help San Francisco and New York with data coverage, but then blamed the children for all their bandwidth problems. We also take Facebook to task for their privacy handling. Nothing new there. And is the Apple Tablet coming

By December 9, 2009