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children's rights

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Philips StarMaker Wireless Microphone and Bluetooth Speaker

The Philips AEA7100 Wireless Speaker and Microphone might be worth the bucks for hard-core karaoke fans, but $180 is a lot to ask for an accessory that takes a back seat to the free StarMaker karaoke app.

March 19, 2013

2.5 stars Editors' rating March 19, 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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iPad Air vs. Retina iPad Mini: Which tablet is right for you?

The iPad Air and Retina iPad Mini are finally here. But how do you choose between two tablets with nearly identical specs? There are some subtle differences.

By November 1, 2013

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Roswell 'was plane full of alienlike children sent by Stalin'

A new book called "Area 51" suggests that the flying object that crashed at Roswell wasn't full of aliens, but alienlike children. The flight was allegedly intended to cause panic in the U.S.

By May 14, 2011

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Tesco's free Clubcard TV service has some right old tosh

Tesco has a new free streaming TV service for its Clubcard users, with such 'classic' shows as Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps.

By April 3, 2013

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'Reading Rainbow' brings in $5M, eclipses Kickstarter record for most backers

Actor LeVar Burton's campaign -- which attracted more than 105,000 backers -- will bring a Web-based version of the children's show to 7,500 schools.

By July 2, 2014

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Is our children learning? Geeks make sure they is

Smartphones were essential for scavenger-hunters hitting San Francisco's streets as part of a "Tech Search Party" to benefit a local school's technology program.

By February 8, 2010

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Meet 'Sweetie,' a virtual girl created to target child predators

Children's rights group Terre des Homme creates a computer-generated 10-year-old girl in hopes of nabbing adults willing to pay for a child's Webcam sex performance. Mission accomplished.

By November 5, 2013

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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

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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