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.

Will Facebook Get Serious About Online Privacy?

Interview with Marketplace's Steve Henn on Facebook and Online Privacy.

Protecting Children Online

Whether it is identity theft, online tracking, or profiling, the Internet can be an open door to a child’s personal information. A Wall Street Journal investigation into online privacy last year found that popular children’s websites install more tracking technologies on personal computers than do the top websites aimed at adults.

Children’s Online Privacy Panel

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. Those in the crowd, which had gathered Monday night at the Center For Early Education for a panel on children's online privacy, muttered worriedly among themselves as they tried to decipher the instant message language.

Controversial Online Piracy Bill, Gains Support

Several lawmakers expressed support Wednesday for a controversial online piracy bill aimed at curbing online piracy as lobbying over the issue reached a fever pitch.

The Circuit: E.U. Privacy, Online Piracy, Facebook

In an interview with The Washington Post, the European Union’s chief privacy regulator, Viviane Reding, said that self-regulation measures can be “little more than a fig leaf,” and that every citizen has a right to his or her own data.

FDA Acts to Stop Illegal Tobacco Sales to Kids

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration sent Warning Letters to more than 1,200 retailers, the majority of which respond to violations relating to selling tobacco to minors, as part of its ongoing effort to reduce tobacco use among children.

Electronic Cigarettes to be Regulated as Tobacco Products

Electronic cigarettes are now on FDA list to have age verification by January 2012. Aristotle will be offering age verification products to these companies starting immediately.

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.”

FOSI Asks: What is Safe and Healthy Online Use?

The Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI) will host its 5th Annual Conference and Exhibition: "Evaluate. Innovate. Collaborate. Strategies for Safe and Healthy Online Use."

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