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FTC Updates Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act Stamp of Approval for Parental Consent Tools Video Verification, Government-Issued ID Check Embraced

Aristotle’s Integrity™ Gives Kids’ Sites “Safe Harbor” Using FTC-Approved Methods December 20, 2012 (Washington, DC) ­ — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced changes to the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), clarifying and updating the decade-old law protecting children’s information on line.  The new “Rule” specifies how sites catering to children must handle personal […]

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For Children, a Lie on Facebook Has Consequences, Study Finds

A federal law intended to protect children’s privacy may unwittingly lead them to reveal too much on Facebook, a provocative new academic study shows, in the latest example of how difficult it is to regulate the digital lives of minors. Facebook prohibits children under 13 from signing up for an account, because of the Children’s Online Privacy […]

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New Rules on Kids’ Web Ads

 Social networks and Internet advertisers are likely to face new restrictions on how they interact with children online. The Federal Trade Commission is expected to announce Wednesday new rules that close loopholes that currently allow companies to gather information despite a 1998 law that was supposed to protect kids’ online footprint. The rules could affect […]

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Social Networks Scan for Sexual Predators, with Uneven Results

On March 9 of this year, a piece of Facebook software spotted something suspicious. A man in his early thirties was chatting about sex with a 13-year-old South Florida girl and planned to meet her after middle-school classes the next day. Facebook’s extensive but little-discussed technology for scanning postings and chats for criminal activity automatically flagged the […]

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Congressmen Voice Concerns About Facebook Plans to Let Children Join Site

Two congressmen voiced concerns Monday following a Wall Street Journal report that Facebook was exploring ways to let kids join the social network without lying about their age. Massachusetts Democrat Ed Markey and Texas Republican Joe Barton fired off a letter to Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg with 14 paragraphs’ worth of questions about technology the […]

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FTC Votes 4-0 to Approve Integrity Children’s Privacy Compliance Program as “Safe Harbor”

Children’s sites get new methods to obtain parental consent; streamlined ‘frictionless’ and ‘commercially reasonable’ methods a boost to business, parent-friendly Washington, DC ­­ (February 27, 2011) — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced Friday that commissioners voted unanimously to approve The Integrity Children’s Privacy Compliance Program, designed by Aristotle International, as a “safe harbor” program […]

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Aristotle Earns Safe Harbor Status from FTC

The Integrity Children’s Privacy Compliance Program, designed by Aristotle, just got word today that it was approved by the FTC as a “safe harbor” program. Read the FTC’s release here.

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Facebook Declines Congressional Privacy Caucus Invitation

Facebook declined an invitation to explain how it protects the online privacy of children and teens to the Bi-Partisan Congressional Privacy Caucus, and co-chairmen Congressmen Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) and Joe Barton (R-Texas), have made public their disappointment. Read the full article.

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Children’s Online Privacy Panel: Kamala Harris, Jim Steyer & Mandeep Singh Dhillon Weigh In

California Attorney General Kamala Harris had just managed to successfully unnerve a group of about 100 parents and educators with this online exchange between two 16-year-olds. Read the full article.

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Facebook deal with Diageo fuels under-age drinking fears

“A multimillion-dollar deal agreed between Facebook and drinks company Diageo will fuel the under-age drinking epidemic by exposing increasing numbers of young people to alcohol marketing, health experts are warning.” Read full article.

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