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YouTube asks the FTC to clarify how video creators should comply with COPPA ruling

YouTube asks the FTC to clarify how video creators should comply with COPPA ruling YouTube is asking the U.S. Federal Trade Commission for further clarification and better guidance to help video creators understand how to comply with the FTC’s guidelines set forth as part of YouTube’s settlement with the regulator over its […]

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Dating app maker Match sued by FTC for fraud

Dating app maker Match sued by FTC for fraud They’re just not that into you. Or maybe it was a bot? The U.S. Federal Trade Commission on Wednesday announced it has sued Match Group, the owner of just about all the dating apps — including Match, Tinder, OKCupid, Hinge, PlentyofFish, and others […]

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YouTube Kids launches on the web

YouTube Kids launches on the web Kid-friendly YouTube content now has its own website, youtubekids.com. The website will offer a similar experience to the existing YouTube Kids mobile app, where parents will be able to direct their child to videos that are age-appropriate, as well as track their child’s watch history and […]

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Ahead of FTC ruling, YouTube Kids is getting a website

Ahead of FTC ruling, YouTube Kids is getting a website Ahead of the official announcement of an FTC settlement which could force YouTube to direct under-13-year-old users to a separate experience for YouTube’s kid-friendly content, the company has quietly announced plans to launch its YouTube Kids service on the web. Previously, parents […]

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Facebook says it’s under antitrust investigation by the FTC

Facebook says it’s under antitrust investigation by the FTC Facebook’s investors were not fazed by the announcement of a $5 billion FTC fine after baking it into share price expectations, but Facebook’s admission that it was now under investigation by the FTC over antitrust issues was a surprise. Facebook detailed in its […]

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FTC also sues Cambridge Analytica, settles with former CEO and app developer

FTC also sues Cambridge Analytica, settles with former CEO and app developer As part of the investigation against Facebook’s privacy lapses, the FTC announced today that it is suing Cambridge Analytica. The agency has already agreed to settlement with former Cambridge Analytica CEO Alexander Nix as well as app developer Aleksandr Kogan. […]

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The FTC looks to change children’s privacy law following complaints about YouTube

The FTC looks to change children’s privacy law following complaints about YouTube The U.S. Federal Trade Commission is considering an update to the laws governing children’s privacy online, known as the COPPA Rule (or, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act). The Rule first went into effect in 2000 and was amended in […]

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Facebook reportedly gets a $5 billion slap on the wrist from the FTC

Facebook reportedly gets a billion slap on the wrist from the FTC The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has reportedly agreed to end its latest probe into Facebook‘s privacy problems with a $5 billion payout. According to The Wall Street Journal, the 3-2, party-line vote by FTC commissioners was carried by the Republican majority […]

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U.S. Senator and consumer advocacy groups urge FTC to take action on YouTube’s alleged COPPA violations

U.S. Senator and consumer advocacy groups urge FTC to take action on YouTube’s alleged COPPA violations The groups behind a push to get the U.S. Federal Trade Commission to investigate YouTube’s alleged violation of children’s privacy law, COPPA, have today submitted a new letter to the FTC that lays out the appropriate […]

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Following FTC complaint, Google rolls out new policies around kids’ apps on Google Play

Following FTC complaint, Google rolls out new policies around kids’ apps on Google Play Google announced this morning a new set of developer policies aimed at providing additional protections for children and families seeking out kid-friendly apps on Google Play. The new policies require that developers ensure their apps are meeting all […]

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