Children online have been in the center of government discussion and debate this week, on the heels of a Federal Trade Commission report that slammed the online industry for its data collection practices, especially where young surfers are concerned. A conference this week designed to examine content for children instead focused a great deal on children's Net issues, including privacy and the "e-rate," a fund to that provides Net access discounts to schools and libraries.
FCC cuts e-rate funding
audio | update The Federal Communications Commission decides to cut back funding for the nation's most ambitious program to hook up schools to the Net.
Commerce Dept. wants kids' rules
Summit deals with Net privacy issues
Kennard defends Net subsidy
House passes Net pedophile bill