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FTC Rejects Bid To Mine Social Graph To Verify Parents’ Identities

Citing evidence of fake Facebook profiles, the Federal Trade Commission said today that it had rejected a company’s application to draw on the social graph in order to confirm people’s identity. “Identity verification via social-graph is an emerging technology and further research, development, and implementation is necessary to demonstrate that it is sufficiently reliable,” the […]

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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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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 OKs New Compliance Program For Online Kid Protection

Law360, New York (February 28, 2012, 7:35 PM ET) — The Federal Trade Commission said Friday it would allow an Aristotle International Inc. program to establish children’s online privacy guidelines and oversee compliance with those guidelines, making Aristotle just the fifth organization to win safe harbor under an agency rule. Read more.

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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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10 Best Practices For Alcohol Brands On Facebook

Drinking alcohol is one of the most social activities people partake in. Therefore, it’s ideal for alcohol brands to have a significant presence on Facebook and other social networks. This way, these brands can partake, monitor, and start conversations about the various drinks they offer. With the multitude of regulations surrounding the sales and promotion […]

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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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Regulators Say Social Network Violated Child Privacy Law

Skid-e-Kids describes itself as a Facebook for children ages 7 to 14. It allows them to watch “age-appropriate” movies and socialize with their friends, and it stipulates that “parents are in charge.” Read the full article.

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FOSI Asks: What is Safe and Healthy Online Use?

Beginning today, the Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI) will host its Fifth Annual Conference & Exhibition: “Evaluate. Innovate. Collaborate. Strategies for Safe and Healthy Online Use.” This two-day event, held in Washington, D.C., challenges an international audience of policymakers, Internet industry leaders, educators, legislators, authors, law enforcement, Internet safety advocates, teachers and technologists to explore […]

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