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.
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) will extend until September 24, 2012, the deadline for commenting on additional proposed modifications to the Children's Online Privacy Protection Rule, which gives parents control over what information websites and online services may collect from children under 13.
From cyber-bullying to Operation Rescue, efforts at keeping kids safe online have known some admirable allies over the years. Can that same spirit of protecting innocent youths be used then by spirits brands and marketers of “adult products” too?
On March 9 of this year, a piece of Facebook software spotted something suspicious. Facebook's extensive but little-discussed technology for scanning postings and chats for criminal activity automatically flagged the conversation for employees