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.

FTC Extends Deadline to Comment on Proposed Modifications to COPPA

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.

New Rules on Kids’ Web Ads

Social networks and Internet advertisers are likely to face new restrictions on how they interact with children on the Web.

The New Twitter Age Verification System Exposed

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?

Uneven Results Greet Social Networks, Like Facebook, Scanning for Sexual Predators

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

Spain Grants Gaming Licenses, Online Poker Rooms Launched

This is the week that a number of poker rooms were granted the first gaming licenses in Spain and several just went live on Tuesday.

Congressmen Voice Concerns About Facebook Plans

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.

Banks, ISPs May Be Online Gambling Police

Banks and internet service providers will be asked to reduce Australian punters' access to overseas online gambling sites under recommendations made in a government report.

Online Alcohol Merchants Fail to Check IDs

Many online alcohol vendors are lax at verifying that customers are of legal age, making it easy for teens to buy alcohol, according to a new study.

Blair Richardson to Speak at Internet Gaming Regulation Symposium

Aristotle's J. Blair Richardson Jr. will be speaking at the Internet Gaming Regulation Symposium on the topic of Age and ID Verification on May 18th, 2012.

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