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.”

The Problem with Parents Helping Kids Lie to Get on Facebook

A new study from Harvard, New York University and Berkeley researchers finds that "many parents knowingly allow their children to lie about their age--in fact, often help them to do so--in order to gain access to age-restricted sites in violation of those sites' terms of service."

Online Poker Should Be Dealt a Fresh Hand With Regulation

A small but growing number of states are considering legalizing online poker within their borders, hoping to increase tax revenue. An intrastate approach may lead to useful innovations, but it would limit competition among gambling operators and restrict the available pool of customers for a given service to in-state players. It would also result in a crazy patchwork of regulation for an online activity that is inherently interstate.

The Fight: A Rundown of the House Hearing on Online Poker

Online poker got to spend some time in the spotlight in Washington, D.C. as the House Subcommittee on Energy and Commerce held a hearing weighing the pros and cons of legalizing and regulating online gambling in the United States and the pro-poker bill HR 2366, known more commonly as the Barton Bill.

Seventy Percent Say Asking User for Birth Date Is ‘Bogus’ Verification

IBOPE Zogby/Aristotle Poll: majority want better controls of children's access to social network content

Integrity News Update

Integrity News Update: "The Change-Up" Red Band Trailer, FTC Fines App-Maker, Kagan Talks SCOTUS Video Game Ruling and More.

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