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Kids Apps Target Of FTC Probe
2012-12-10 15:24:04

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online In early October, the operator of websites for stars like Justin Beiber, Selena Gomez and Rhianna was ordered to pay a $1 million civil penalty for violating the Children´s Online Privacy Protection Act, or COPPA. The operator, Artist Arena, was found to be violating kids' Internet privacy collecting information about the children who visited these sites, including their names, birthdays, cell phone numbers and street...

Online Privacy For Kids Should Be Better Protected
2012-12-07 06:08:24

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online An overwhelming majority of Americans support regulations requiring websites to gain parental consent before collecting personal information from children under the age of 13, according to a new survey by the non-profit groups Center for Digital Democracy and Common Sense Media. The survey, released on Thursday, comes ahead of a vote by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) on whether to strengthen enforcement of the Children's...

Google Safari Cookie Settlement Upheld
2012-11-18 06:05:54

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The fine levied against Google by the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) as part of a privacy-related investigation was upheld by a federal judge on Friday. According to Megan Geuss of Ars Technica, the Mountain View, California-based company was accused of implanting cookies on Safari web browsers without their user's knowledge or consent, and following an FTC probe, the two parties settled on a $22.5 million fine for the breach....

Word of the Day
  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).