evangreer, to random
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Alright, it's official. The dangerous & misguided Kids Online Safety Act () will go to a "mark up" vote in the House Energy & Commerce Committee this morning, Thursday, May 23. THIS IS JUST A SUBCOMMITTEE VOTE. WE CAN STILL STOP OR FIX THIS BILL! https://www.stopkosa.com

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The latest version of
seems to contain language from 2.0. While we think the best way to protect kids is to address the fundamental harms of surveillance capitalism by passing a privacy bill that protects everyone, we don't have the same censorship concerns w/ COPPA

gtbarry, to Games
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FTC denies rating board's suggestion for age verification system

The Federal Trade Commission has denied a petition to allow companies to use facial age estimation (FAE) technology to obtain parental consent when collecting data from children under 13, a requirement for the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA).


itnewsbot, to medical
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FTC suggests new rules to shift parents’ burden of protecting kids to websites - Enlarge (credit: JGI/Jamie Grill | Tetra images)

The Federal T... - https://arstechnica.com/?p=1992613

TCatInReality, to random
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Surprise, surprise.

In pursuit of profits and growth, Facebook/Instragram ignored a million child safety violations.

At Meta, Millions of Underage Users Were an ‘Open Secret,’ States Say https://www.nytimes.com/2023/11/25/technology/instagram-meta-children-privacy.html

@kkarhan@mstdn.social avatar

@TCatInReality OFC know their stuff is being used by minors way below 's age limit of 13.

What did people expect?

briankrebs, (edited ) to random

Why is the .US domain -- the country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for the United States -- consistently among the most prevalent in phishing domains?

And why is this okay, when other ccTLDs that also restrict registration to residents/citizens don't seem to have this problem? And when a fair number of .US domains are used to attack US government agencies? Today's story explores these questions:

Domain names ending in “.US” — the top-level domain for the United States — are among the most prevalent in phishing scams, new research shows. This is noteworthy because .US is overseen by the U.S. government, which is frequently the target of phishing domains ending in .US. Also, .US domains are only supposed to be available to U.S. citizens and to those who can demonstrate that they have a physical presence in the United States.


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@hackbyte @briankrebs @BNetzA

Amd no, "" only confirms it as real amd one.gets spammed form 5+ others in retaliation vecause there is no or law in the . ( doesn't count because it's a legal figleaf noone complies with!)

PrivacyDigest, to Youtube
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may face billions in fines if confirms child violations


itnewsbot, to Facebook
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YouTube may face billions in fines if FTC confirms child privacy violations - Enlarge (credit: SOPA Images / Contributor | LightRocket)

Four... - https://arstechnica.com/?p=1962721

pluralistic, to random
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This week on my podcast, I read "Enshitternet: The old, good internet deserves a new, good internet," my recent @medium column about building a better internet:



If you'd like an essay-formatted version of this thread to read or share, here's a link to it on pluralistic.net, my surveillance-free, ad-free, tracker-free blog:



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What is a new, good internet? It's an internet where it's legal to:

  • reverse-engineer the products and services you use, to add interoperability to them so you can leave a social network without leaving your friends:




gtbarry, to privacy
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The ESRB wants to start using facial scanning technology to check people's ages

The ESRB, along with digital identity company Yoti and Epic Games-owned, SuperAwesome, have filed a proposal with the FTC for an "auto face capture module," to use to ensure it sees the face of an adult before permissions are granted


itnewsbot, to Youtube
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YouTube Ads May Have Led to Online Tracking of Children, Research Says - YouTube’s advertising practices on kids’ channels could have resulted in companies tracki... - https://www.nytimes.com/2023/08/17/technology/youtube-google-children-privacy.html

heiseonline, to tv German
openrightsgroup, to privacy
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Detecting a person’s age with facial scanning is something “all parents should be very worried about.”

The mass collection of “children's biometric data by private companies” with no governance structures in place isn’t online safety.

🗣️ Dr Monica Horten for ORG https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-66065600

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@openrightsgroup how is that not illegal?

Amd I don't mean like but & like illegal!

PogoWasRight, to privacy

"The Department of Justice, together with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), today announced that Edmodo, LLC (Edmodo) has agreed to a permanent injunction and a $6 million civil penalty in connection with its online educational platform, as part of a settlement to resolve alleged violations of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule (COPPA Rule), and the Federal Trade Commission Act. The civil penalty is suspended due to Edmodo’s inability to pay."

Read more of DOJ's press release at https://www.pogowasright.org/permanent-injunction-imposed-on-online-education-platform-company-edmodo-llc-for-alleged-violations-of-childrens-privacy-law/

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KJ7OMO, to random
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I wish the FCC would give us ham radio operators these options:

1: Allow us to hide our address from public view. Many countries offer this option to their ham radio operators, so why not us? Many of us, myself included, don't like having our addresses published.

2: Allow us to display a different name other than our birth name on public records, because not everyone wants to be known by their birth name, especially transgender people like myself.

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@dj3ei @BNetzA @KJ7OMO is: doesn't exist in the because even is just a figleaf.

jbzfn, to random
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:perfect: Microsoft Essentials

"The federal consumer watchdog said Microsoft violated the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), the federal law that governs the online privacy protections for children under the age of 13, which requires companies notify parents about the data they collect, obtain parental consent and delete the data when it’s no longer necessary."


itnewsbot, to gaming
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Xbox COPPA violations cost Microsoft $20 million in FTC settlement - Microsoft will face new restrictions on what it can do with this young ... - https://arstechnica.com/?p=1945806

fraying, to random
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@kkarhan@mstdn.social avatar

@fraying the is just unrestrained .

There's neither nor and espechally no existing there.

Even is a bad joke!

PogoWasRight, to random

FTC Says Ed Tech Provider Edmodo Unlawfully Used Children’s Personal
Information for Advertising and Outsourced Compliance to School Districts

"This order makes clear that ed tech providers cannot outsource compliance responsibilities to schools, or force students to choose between their privacy and education,” said Samuel Levine, Director of the FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection. “Other ed tech providers should carefully examine their practices to ensure they’re not compromising students’ privacy.”


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