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Are TikTok’s new settings enough to keep kids safe?

TikTok, the now widely popular social media platform that allows users to create, share, and discover, amateur short clips—usually something akin to music videos—has been enjoying explosive growth since it appeared in 2017. Since then, it hasn’t stopped growing—more so during the current pandemic. Although the latest statistics continue to show that in the U
Publish At:2021-01-22 13:54 | Read:143 | Comments:0 | Tags:Privacy Childrens Online Privacy Protect Act COPPA disinform

Two schoolkids sue Google for collecting biometrics

byLisa VaasTwo schoolchildren have sued Google, alleging that it’s illegally collecting their voiceprints, faceprints and other personally identifiable information (PII).The students were identified only as HK and JC in the complaint, which was filed on Thursday in San Jose, CA, in the US District Court of Northern California. The children are suing th
Publish At:2020-04-07 09:17 | Read:893 | Comments:0 | Tags:Google Law & order Privacy biometrics BIPA Children's Online

Google denies illegally slurping data off free student Chromebooks

byLisa VaasNew Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas is suing Google over its alleged slurping of students’ data off of the free Chromebooks it passes out to needy schools and from its free G Suite for Education products, including Gmail, Calendar, Drive, Docs, Sheets, and other apps.According to the complaint, which was filed in the US District Cour
Publish At:2020-02-25 09:11 | Read:1331 | Comments:0 | Tags:Google Law & order Privacy ChromeBook Contacts Coppa Data Co

YouTube ordered to cough up $170M settlement over COPPA infraction

Last week, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that it has required Google and YouTube to pay a settlement fee totaling $170 million after its video-sharing platform was found violating the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). The complaint was filed by the FTC and the New York Attorney General, with the former set to receive the penalt
Publish At:2019-09-20 11:20 | Read:1539 | Comments:0 | Tags:Privacy Childrens Online Privacy Protect Act Common Sense Me

Google plans YouTube clean-up, ready for kid customers

Google's so keen on getting underage advertising targets children onto its services, it's even mulling how to clean up the swamp that is YouTube.According to a report from The Information, the data-dealing big boy is contemplating how to roll out the child-sized red carpet with these new offerings:A dashboard for parents to watch over their kids' activities,
Publish At:2014-08-20 22:20 | Read:4861 | Comments:0 | Tags:Featured Google Law & order Privacy children Coppa data mini

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