Skip to comments.Parent groups say YouTube defies underage data-collection laws
Posted on 04/09/2018 5:52:16 AM PDT by ptsal
The Federal Trade Commission has been asked to, once again, investigate Google's practices around its YouTube Kids platform. A group of child-safety organizations accuse the search giant of violating child protection laws by collecting data, and using that data to advertise, to kids under 13.
The Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood says that the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act offers strict rules on data-collection for kids. Companies that run websites directed at children need to inform parents what information they plan to gather, and get permission to do so.
But YouTube is accused of avoiding this responsibility simply by saying that YouTube kids is only to be used by those over 13.
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The organizations want Google to be held accountable for violating COPPA and stop pushing itself on pre-teens. In a statement to the Guardian, a YouTube spokesperson said that it will "read the complaint thoroughly and evaluate if there are things we can do to improve."
“...need to inform parents what information they plan to gather...”
As much as that’s right, parents need to be parents for their children.
What solid proof do they ask you for when you start an account? They simply ask that you fill questions honestly. Ask or hope or just do not care.
Facebook has got to be a worse offender of “underage data collection” than YT.
Thanks ptsal. Keep in mind that the YouTube and FaceBook practices drawing heat now are NOT new -- but the backlash is probably growing out of the lib paranolia that YT and FB helped elect POTUS Donald Trump.
Isn’t that pretty much what ObamaCare does as well?
And the ACA is even more sinister than Google, believe it or not.
We never should have let the Republicans get away with sandbagging us on repealing ObamaCare.
Spare me the lecture, I already know all the excuses.
FACEBOOK.....the perfect pedophile database. Nobody seems to have broken through to the press on this point. I’d be willing to bet it is huge. Ages, photos, friends, likes, dislikes, phone numbers.....yep, a pedo’s dream.
Social media = nothing more than an incitement to reveal personal details which are then sucked up and sold for big bucks.
I once wondered how FB could have been declared “worth” 16 billion when it went public, when it did nothing more than display ads on users’ pages. I was wrong. It does much more than display ads. It induces users to reveal personal information and sells it over and over again, for huge bucks.
Not only that, but it has now set itself up as thought police, destroyer of the First Amendment and persecutor of non-liberals. After talks with murkul and obama, suckerburg willingly turned FB into the new SS-speech police.
Children under 18 have no contractual capacity and therefore are not bound the facebooks terms and conditions.face book use of their private postings violates numerous state and federal laws.
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